You are correct. We could go south on Highway 89 to Linden street, S avenue, then 550th would take us into Aurelia. I didn’t see that before. I’m still betting on Neptune and Quimby, though.
Hi T. Gap,
You remind me of when I used to have a camel plush toy. I mounted it on my bag that is behind my seat. It took a while before one of my club riders understood that it was a camel at the back of my bike. So I had two Camelbaks too! I wonder what happened to that camel?
Hmmm. . .
BB, due to your description of the Kirkland bags, I have started thinking of alternatives. I could heavy-duty tape strong magnets to the bike and coil wire around my tubes. It wouldn’t wear out, and humidity wouldn’t affect it. I’ll let you know how it works. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hey Bicycle Bill,
Thanks for your Velcro story. I suspect that the Iowa humidity relaxes the Velcro loops.
On my first Ragbrai I lost a small bottle of energy gel that Velcroed to the mount it came with. I never had a problem with it here in dry Nevada.
Route announcement has the Le Mars / Storm Lake leg at 60.1 miles with 2373 feet of climb. I think we will go South to Neptune, then East through Quimby and on to Storm Lake. It’s the same mileage if we go South and take C38 through Cherokee, but we would have to be on Highway 3 a short time, then be on a gravel road after Aurelie. I think…[Read more]
This is not a joke, but it’s kind of stupid-funny.
I use a Camelbak that I store behind my seat. Since I am righthanded, I secure the tube to the right side of my seat with Velcro. Occasionally the Velcro has failed so that the tube falls into my chain and cassette. It usually cuts the tube and the end wraps around the cassette. This hasn’t…[Read more]
I know this is WAY early to worry about dip sites, but we already know the first town is Le Mars. I hadn’t planned to Ragbrai this year, but now that the route is postponed until next year I am giving it some thought.
I see two possible spots to dip in the Big Sioux. One is just past Westfield on county (?) road 3, or go a little further to…[Read more]
Thank you for your input about paraffin. Sounds like it works well in all weather.
I assume that my 11-foot chain would be awkward to get into a crock-pot and then get the loops out as I re-install it. According to the Ceramic Speed article, wax gets about two-tenths of a watt advantage over Rock-n-Roll Gold. For that small of a…[Read more]
I use Rock-n-Roll Gold. I was using Prolink for years until I read the Ceramic Speed article at the link above. It says that paraffin gives the least drag, but I don’t want to have to take my chain off every week to bathe it in melted…[Read more]
If you are going to put your advertisement, or whatever that was, on the wrong thread, at least learn to spell. I’m sure you meant acquisition. I don’t know what aquission is. I suspect you meant to write Techno too!
While cycling near a beach, I saw an object partially buried in the sand. I stopped to unearth it and discovered a bottle with ornate markings. As I rubbed it to give it a shine, it opened and a genie came out. The genie told me that for freeing him I could have a wish: anything I desired.
I told him there were a couple of things I wanted, but…[Read more]
While casually pedaling the other day, I heard a dog barking behind me and I could tell it was getting closer. Instinctively I upshifted and pedaled faster, but the dog was still gaining on me. Then I realized I was on my trainer!
You’ve de-livered so many bike jokes I’m sure you can stand it . . . or make it lean. And if you can’t make both ends meat, make one a vegetable. Besides, I’d bet that you have a reasonable stable with an extensive livery. No matter what, it’s nothing to stew about. Or go off half baked.
You know you are a cyclist when you:
– look up to the left to see what’s behind you, even off the bike
– look both ways approaching a stop sign, say “Clear” and roll through, while driving your car.
– are surprised how long your bike route is, when driving it.