Last year we overnighted at Sigourney on Thursday night. After the ride, I drove to Oskaloosa to visit my Dad. On the way vack to Chicago, I drove through Sigourney and followed the Ragbrai route to Riverside. A lot of the signs for Rabrai were still up, plastered to telephone poles and buildings, or stuck in the ground along the roadway. They…[Read more]
Many of the towns the ride passes through and overnight towns have grocery stores and restaurants. You should be able to get everything you would normally eat, although you may have to plan ahead just a little if the pass through towns are really small.
[/quote]Oh, I just remembered why I didn’t just go far right all the time. This year is the first time I saw rumbles at the center line. I didn’t like crossing those, so I would tend to stay right of center. I hope those rumbles are not the future.[/quote]
At some point on the ride, I stopped for water or something, and the lady at the sta…[Read more]
Tim, do you think it is possible that you got the food poisoning at that place in Indianola where we talked? I had the same, it developed on the way to Centerville, so Indianola would be a logical place for the source.
I kind of thought the same about complaining about running out of food at the State Park. Although we did have 19 mile intervals between towns on a couple of occasions, I doubt if we ever went five miles without being able to get something from someone selling something to eat along the road. On the last day I just did not want to deal with…[Read more]
I guess I am in a different place than most people on this forum. The Register has this ride, they give an idea what it is like and people decided whether to ride it. It is what it is. If five extra miles, or a couple hills that are larger than you thought you might see there are a big problem, think again about what we are doing. It is a bit…[Read more]
Another thought. They announced the route in January, then four months later there was unusual and prolonged flooding on both border rivers that involved three of the towns, and interior river flooding all over the state. I do not know, but route selection and camp sites were probably in a complete state of flux until much later than usual in…[Read more]