The podcast is generally excellent but it and the written blog have totally failed the gravel riders. We know that the first 15 .Iles have a varied surface with some sand and rolling hills. End of report.
The 2018 loop was unlike any on RAGBRAI before it. We were basically riding on loose Loess (aka sand) with some nasty hills. I don’t think we…[Read more]
I cannot speak for every RV owner but if someone shows up at my motorhome with a medical device that needs charging I will start up the generator and let you use the exterior outlet. I think that most people would do the same and a lot of townspeople will let you use the exterior outlets at their homes. If you are with a charter they will almost…[Read more]
There have not been GPS files in years past, I can’t predict if they will be offered this year!
Support vehicle maps will be released as PDFs, probably at least a week before the start of the ride. It is critical that your driver has these. There has been a support driver’s meeting in the start town on Saturday afternoon. There may be good…[Read more]
The RAGBRAI team does an inspection of the full route and touches base with the route towns every year by actually riding the route on bicycles starting about 50 days before the real ride takes place. They have not made much of a splash about this this year but the ride is going on right now. You can see written reports and photos by scrolling…[Read more]
I don’t know if I did something wrong or if the anti-spam software doesn’t allow posting links, even to RAGBRAI’s own webpage. The bold text above should have been a link. I will try again but it may not work this time either:
Have you seen these maps? There was a link to them in a blog entry a while back but there does not seem to be a direct link to them from anywhere else on the website, as far as I can tell. They show the gravel route in some detail. Not road names but you should be able to work out the actual roads by pattern matching against your favorite online…[Read more]
Yes there are. Eventually the towns will release maps and the locations will be noted on them. My team dry camps so we have never used them. Some people report they can be crowded which makes sense because what isn’t crowded at RAGBRAI? Those people say you are better off looking for dump sites along the support vehicle route because the crowds…[Read more]
Lucky you, I tried to post that same link last week and my post was rejected because it “appears to be spam”!
I am fully vaccinated. The vaccines are quite good although no vaccine is perfect. I am at low risk of getting or transmitting the virus but I will comply with RAGBRAI’s requests to make others feel comfortable. If the vaccination rate in…[Read more]
mootsman has a good point. I don’t know if fair use applies in this case or not but they protect their trademarks because by law they have to or they will lose them. If you already have permission then no worries. If not you may be getting a message from them soon. OK, I see you are also using their logo. I don’t know if you can get any flak by…[Read more]
Posting here has become a lot less fun since they cranked up the anti-spam controls. For instance, when I finish this message I will copy it and send it to my home email because unless they have adjusted something recently the forum software will not let messages from my work address through. Apparently we are known spammers here at one of…[Read more]
Yeah, their anti-spam controls are out of control! Setting the knob at zero as it was for years was not a good idea but maybe they don’t have to turn it up to 11! Could we maybe try 5 for a while and see how that goes?
I have no explanation for why they would tell us our wristband colors. Did they do that in previous years? I don’t recall. But I would assume that the corral assignment is there because Enmotive does do events with starting corrals. RAGBRAI may have just used a field that was already there for a new purpose. Or maybe we will get starting…[Read more]
Well, it seems like we may not be able to post links to stories anymore out of fear that they could be spam. Personally I think that is taking security way too far. But Iowa Public Radio recently reported that RAGBRAI registrations are at 14,500 this year. If you want to see it you can search on their name to get to their web site. Under IPR News…[Read more]
At one time they were talking about assigning start time windows which created a huge amount of angst here for no reason as far as I could see but nothing further was said about it. Mine is neon green too and I am a full week rider. I would not worry about it, start times at RAGBRAI would be nothing like those at a race even if they do assign…[Read more]
I don’t find the Enmotive login screen to be terribly user friendly. When you first get there it looks like all you can do is register. To give a little more detail to what Tom Hotle wrote when you get there look in the upper right hand corner and you will find “Log In”. Click that and fill in your credentials. Now it STILL looks like all you c…[Read more]
RAGBRAI recently turned up the anti-spam knob on their forum software from 0.001 to 11, or maybe 11,000! I have trouble getting through now, I’m at work pecking this out with one finger on my phone because my employer, a national defense contractor, is known to be a major RAGBRAI spammer. Apparently that’s all we have to do here. So I can’t use…[Read more]