So, towns spend countless hours over a year planning. They beat the bushes to find volunteers. They pour their hearts into this event. They invest their money into this event and don’t always make it back. They treat us like family the day we show up.
But we can’t be bothered unless they meet the personal “create interest” standards of each of…[Read more]
No, I did not get a Covid test because I was doing very heavy work on a very hot day and felt that I did not have my normal endurance! I’m not going to get one today even though I feel a bit tired and achy. I stayed home from work yesterday morning because our power had been out for 12 hours and I needed to get a generator hooked up to power our…[Read more]
My team had two “no shows” but their absence was known two years in advance and they never registered. We actually had three new riders this year and our net team size was 25% larger than it’s ever been as a result!
I don’t have a stand out best town but I agree that Lytton did a GREAT job and it is quite a small town. Ridership felt down this year, it will be interesting to see what the official count was, if they release it. Food was a little hard to come by the first couple of days. The gravel day is a great idea but I only made about half of the second…[Read more]
The ISP should not be closing down services before the published cutoff time. They can park at the entrance of town and warn cyclists of the impending cutoff town. But they agreed in advance to the published cutoff times and they should abide by them.
I do not know if I contracted covid during the week. If I did then the symptoms were too mild for me to know that I had anything. Now I was out yesterday scrubbing down the roof of my motorhome and I did feel that I did not have my normal endurance and had to take frequent breaks. But it was quite warm and I was trying to scrub off two years of…[Read more]
Why? Because GPS is right there on my handlebar stem, far more convenient than the RAGBRAI maps and far easier to use. Will the RAGBRAI maps tell you how many miles are left before the next turn will give you some respite from this blasted headwind? Will they tell you how many miles to Mr Porkchop or Beekmans? Do they have notes on what vendors…[Read more]
I can’t tell you what RAGBRAI or the county road crews will actually do. I can tell you that on podcasts Dieter has said that he asks the road departments on his gravel rides to do nothing that wasn’t previously scheduled. Gravel is what it is and dealing with the roads as you find them is part of the gravel rider’s ethos in his opinion. Trust…[Read more]
One year at RAGBRAI I noticed an abnormally large bike parked in towns on two or three occasions. It looked like a normal bike just scaled up to a larger size. Then one day I came upon the bike and its rider out on the open road so I was able to keep pace with him for a while and chat. As you might expect he was a big dude and while I do not…[Read more]
In the past, no, you can’t buy one at the Expo. So try to get one here even though they appear to be in short supply. We have a new director and things have changed due to Covid so maybe the vehicle pass policy has changed. Only RAGBRAI can tell you for sure and you’ve already asked so hopefully they will give you good news!
I’m not sure you can do that anymore. I’m a team captain and all the traditional team management tools are no longer available to me. So, you may need to join the team on the Enmotive site instead. You and your team captain should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more details.
It’s not my thing but you will get advice from like-minded people soon. I will just mention that in the past people have reported having sufficient veggie options so I think you will be covered. Also, Kathy Murphy from the Just Go Bike podcast mentioned last week in the pre-ride reports that she and Andrea Parrot did that she is a vegetarian. This…[Read more]