I rode solo, and used RAGBRAI baggage truck, no charter or team. I was on a tight budget and it saved LOT of money. I had no trouble finding my bag each evening, because I am a slow rider. (At least there are SOME perks for being slow!) ALSO, I met super nice people everyday – great people on RAGBRAI! If you really need to bring extra stuff on…[Read more]
Last year, I was on a tight budget, too. And I was solo!
1. TRANSPORT & CAMPING: I did the free Register bag transport. Set up my own tent. No charter.
2. FOOD: The best thing I found was the church dinners – inexpensive and filling. I had “camping breakfasts” cereal, dry milk, dry fruit, mixed with water every morning to get me started.…[Read more]
I did it last year. You get many comments on this forum that you should just eat meat. But there are vendors with vegetarian options, grocery stores to buy good food, and I always bring emergency food with me, as well. I got a great spaghetti dinner at a church. It may be harder to be vegan, but if you eat cheese, you are good to go. Good luck!
Am considering getting 3 day passes this year (last 3 days). But I am not sure how the transportation would work. I could drive to the end town, and park. But is there a way to get me and my recumbent trike to a MIDDLE town in the middle of the week?
This is my first RAGBRAI, and riding solo. I will be slowly riding an 18-year old Comfort Cycle 2000 – a 50 pound black delta with fluorescent flagging. My birthday is Thursday, July 27. I hope I can celebrate with some of you!
Some just come in black and white. Others sell out of the better colors, and the black or white ones go on sale. My current helmet is a white sale helmet – white is better than black, but not as good as fluorescent yellow! Orange would be good, too! The brighter the better!
Thanks for the tips, JBoz! I have a delta, so 2 back wheels. Just had a tune up and new tires put on. They took off the rear fenders because with the slightly larger tires, the fenders interfered with the brakes. I hope I won’t have too many issues with spray back! But with a delta, maybe the front fender is more important (I hope). If it…[Read more]
Thanks everybody! Goeff, thank you especially! My training fitness on the recumbent trike seems to be up to the level of my bicycle already after 1 week on the actual trike and 1 week on stationary recumbents visiting my Dad out of state. And no pain on the recumbent. I may be riding a bit slower (10-12 mph), but I am OK with that. See you all in Iowa!
This is my first RAGBRAI, and I am planning on riding my husband’s OLD and heavy delta recumbent trike (Comfort Cycle 2000). I am slow (that sounds about right, Bruce Woodrow), and overweight (the weight does make hills harder, Richard Arnopolin). And I have just switched from a regular bike to the recumbent trike, so I have a lot of training to…[Read more]
I already added a stem riser. And it is a mustache handlebar, and I tipped the top part as far upright as it will go. Middle back neck is the problem, but it is exacerbated by my surgery (pectoral muscles involved, and muscles in the area all interact).
Geoff-I think I can put in a few hundred miles before RAGBRAI on a recumbent.
My physical therapist (bicycling specialist) made sure it fit. She changed the seat slightly, but otherwise it was fine. Other years, the neck was a slight problem, but last year I raised the handlebars which fixed it – 30 miles no pain. But later last year, I had some surgery, and ever since, the neck has been a problem.