It is weird the way they say, “if you would like to stay in the Indianola campgrounds”. A Google Map search for camping in the area gets me a sports complex, an RV park, and Lake Ahquabi Park. The latter has about 115 camp spots, so maybe they will shuttle us there???
It would help if Indianola completed their webpage. They have a Routes and…[Read more]
If you click on the campground housing link on the ‘Nola website this is part of what it says, “We have more than enough camping available for all of the riders/non-riders at no cost.” It sounds like they have actual, optional camp grounds that cost extra.
Sorry I mis-intepreted your earlier statement in regard to you having tags or not.…[Read more]
Wait, sho531, are you saying you are going non-registered? If money is not a worry, then buy tags from someone and camp at the main campground.
Where did it say they restrict town camping to registered riders? I read their paid campground as just a more private area. Maybe we could have a camp fire and roast marshmallows.
When we did the century in 2016 I stopped at Confidence to grab a snack. I think that was the last place for food on the route until Honey Creek Resort. There was a church there that had a wide variety of pastries and other food / drinks etc. I will bet they do the same this year. We do go though the town of Walnut City in between those…[Read more]
If there are other issues with pottie distribution they weren’t mentioned in the survey. The explanation was only the ADA rules. With the chemicals added to the toilet water I rarely smell the typical outhouse smell. I have seen porta-potties out in fields away from roads, so it can be done. It’s just whether they choose to. My point was…[Read more]
I know that it is beyond my skills to organize an event way smaller than Ragbrai, but I have to acknowledge Cory’s point. Every survey concern was just given a reason it could’t be changed. There was no “Oh, thanks for pointing that out. We could do better in that area.” I didn’t see a “Thank you for your comments.” anywhere in the survey.…[Read more]
My main reason for going to a recumbent is that I have arthritis in my neck. It is difficult to tip my head up on a diamond frame bike when leaning forward to stay aerodynamic. Not only does my neck not hurt, other body parts don’t get sore on a long ride. Only my muscles get sore if I work.
A close second reason is that recumbents hold the…[Read more]
I agree with Ken that you should start at a local bike shop. Last Wednesday I ordered new shoes online, but I had purchased the same brand years earlier so I know my size. I got the new shoes Friday and they fit perfectly. There is an issue of the tongue hurting my ankle, so they may have to go back, but the size is correct. I normally wear an…[Read more]
Section 321.1 ( 40)( c )(2) provides that a “bicycle” can be “a device having two or
three wheels with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than seven hundred
fifty watts (one horsepower), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when
powered solely by such a motor while ridden, is less than twenty miles per hour.” Iowa
I am still perusing the maps and have found more details.
The day four meeting town star at Chariton covers a few turns I didn’t expect. We get to Chariton on H32. Google Maps labels it 490th street. Looks like seven turns though the town on H32 and Iowa 14. There is also a rail crossing that is fairly acute. It could be a problem if several…[Read more]
Wow! You’ve been able to find hotels in each town for six Ragbrais?
The motor home without a driver sounds like a logistical nightmare. Are you saying that you would ride in the morning and your wife would meet you with a car. Then you would drive the car back to the motor home, hitch the car to the motor home and drive both back? Don’t forget…[Read more]
I have found another interesting set of connecting roads not labeled on our route map. Day four shows us pedaling south on R63 and then making a zigzag down to G58. Looks like the names of these roads are Nevada street, and 118th avenue. As Ken H has mentioned, Google Maps are not always up to date, but at this time they show Nevada street as…[Read more]
That’s pretty funny, Ken. I had the same discussion with my parents, and it fits this situation!
I usually start at 0530. I have missed signs, but not for lack of daylight, and I wasn’t the only one.
Last year it wasn’t dark when I got to Dana, but I missed the turn because it looked like a farmhouse driveway. Plus I thought all the riders…[Read more]
Betty, the link above was from 2013. I suspect we will do the same this year. I can’t tell from this map exactly where the main camping was, but you should get an idea. Should be close to the Mid America Center.