I think a fan is a necessity. At least “some” moving air on a hot night greatly improves your sleep. The new USB rechargable fans often include lamps and device chargers, so you’re killing 3 birds with one stone. Chairs are iffier, do not bring one if using a charter as they will provide. They’re great for socializing and changing shoes,…[Read more]
Nope, Jelly0317 is absolutely right. The last mid-season episode left us with a cliffhanger and it’s imperative to watch the 7/25 episode. This from someone whose team name is “Viktor & Giselle”, (only fans of the show know what that means). Maybe a church or high school group would schedule a fundraiser to watch the show in a classroom. $5 a…[Read more]
Screwie Louie’s Bar in Newell, IA is claiming on Facebook that their hometown is on this year’s route and ready to serve you a drink. Newell and neighboring Fonda were on the route in 2015 and were both great hosts. So, that would be Day 2: Ida Grove to Pocahontas.
A local paper is reporting that the Day 1 final pass-through town is Battle Creek, then Highway 175 NE to overnight town Ida Grove. On Day 2 the route is Highway 175 to M-25 north to the town of Galva, IA.
On Day 6 the final pass-through town is Hawkeye, IA, then entering the overnight town of West Union. The next morning (Day 7, final day) the…[Read more]
On the Iowa Bicycle Coalition website, the $10 option to watch the livestream is now “CLOSED”. How can that be? Did they reach some sort of subscriber maximum? Can one watch the route announcement without paying? Realistically, the route will be posted on social media 30 seconds after it happens, but it’s still fun to watch and I’d spring for…[Read more]
Could someone post a video on how to correctly mount a bike on a cable strung between 2 tractors? I’ve done five RAGBRAI’s and still HAVE NO IDEA how to park my bike without toppling over 12 adjacent bikes. Then, my wife yells at me and it all goes downhill from there.
Well, “the route” is the the route, whether it goes up hills or into towns or industrial areas or pothole fiilled roads or (inexplicably) into Geode State Park. At least you know where the flow of traffic is supposed to go. What I HAVE seen a couple of times is riders getting huffy at having to take a right into a town, and insist on travelling…[Read more]
They were all great, but I’d like to compliment all the pass-through towns of the final three days (Waterloo to points east). These were all towns with small populations, yet every single one of them did a terrific job. This in a year when it was understandably hard finding volunteers.
Brancel is terrific-good people. I’ve debated the pass-through town-shoe dilemna and just tolerated the cleats. I do think some cheap dime store flip-flops would work. They’d tuck into the jersey pockets and you wouldn’t be all that upset to lose them.
Town themes from my trusty “2021 RAGBRAI NOTES” Excel file:
LeMars: “LeMars a la Road”
Sac City: “Pop it Like it’s Hot”
Fort Dodge: “Rollin’ on a River”
Iowa Falls: “Nautical by Nature”
Waterloo: “A Waterloo Experience”
Anamosa: “Size Matters, and We Like ’em Big”
DeWitt: “Can You…[Read more]
It’s usually a thin rib-eye steak charred on an outdoor grille and eaten with a bun. Sometimes they’ll grill kebobs, it’s the local groups’s decision. They’re a trade organization that promotes/ features their beef products.