My son and I go to the start town Friday and we highly recommend it. There are many that do and then you get to see all the swell as the majority of people roll in on Saturday. Saturday ends up being very relaxing and fun. Great way to start the week.
I hope all of you that do Iowa’s ride have fun but I have no interest in supporting Iowa’s ride. I still can not overcome the BS that came out of Iowa’s ride camp. TJ had an agenda to take out/over Ragbrai on his own and I will always have a problem with that. I will spend twice as much as I normally do on RAGBRAI so that Iowa benefits as if I…[Read more]
At this point in time why should the DMR work with him at all? The time for that was long before he left. Reading between the lines would say he had no interest in that and what he wanted was to go out on his own and take over the last week in July in Iowa. Sometimes takeovers work sometimes they do not. We shall see.
When this fiasco first unfolded I initially was not in either camp. As time went on and more information came out, and especially the interviews with TJ, it became obvious that splitting from RAGBRAI was in the works prior to the King event, and the reasons he stated for doing so seem very weak to me. TJ states that it is out of principle that…[Read more]
There have been many discussion over the years on this same topic. I have gluten issues and have for ten years. I have no problem finding food on RAGBRAI. I do bring food with me that I can eat at camp and food I can take on the bike so that I can always have something to eat. I always come home with leftovers.
Why is it that a percent of the RAGBRAI population feels when the faster riders say on your left they take it in a negative way?
On one of the bike trails, I ride here in here in Illinois when I say on your left to cyclists, joggers and walkers most times they say thank you. It is purely a courtesy communication to them to let them know you are…[Read more]
I have to say RAGBRAI is still a bicycle event first and foremost but it has just evolved. My first was in 1999 at age 41 and while there have been changes to me it is still an athletic event that has a ton of fun wrapped around it. I personally would have no interest in going out at night to see a local Glee Club perform. I feel…[Read more]
I posted this in another topic by mistake. Copied it here.
Obviously what seems like big hills to some are not to others and depending on where you live, or lived, and how you train makes a difference. With that said I felt this year was moderately hilly, not difficult, but definitely not a flat route. The hills were not the kind that you can…[Read more]
1. Less Fat Bikes, not surprised about that.
2. More Ebikes, I am all good with that and hope to never need one.
3. Many days seemed less crowded except for Tuesday when it seemed like all of Des Moines came out for the day.
4. Fewer Pacelines.
5. More subdued pass through towns. Nothing bad but at times seemed to be less going on…[Read more]
Obviously what seems like big hills to some are not to others and depending on where you live, or lived, and how you train makes a difference. With that said I felt this year was moderately hilly, not difficult, but definitely not a flat route. The hills were not the kind that you can roll over because of speed going in. All week long I was…[Read more]
I found a Blue Tooth Speaker along the route as I was entering Indianola Tuesday night. That was a long day and I forgot about it until I got home. If you lost one private message me with the description. If it is yours we can work out how I can get it back to you.
Those are the only 2 designated Jersey days. If you ride with a group and get separated it can be a challenge finding them on RAGBRAI jersey day if you are all wearing them. Many teams will either do some decoration on their helmets to distinguish themselves, or as our team does we wear one of our team kits which is unique to us. Makes it a lot…[Read more]
That really depends. If your bike is really precious to you then why not lock it up. I never carry a lock during the day, and I typically do not lock my bike in camp. When I go out to the festivities at night I always lock my bike.
I hope to see you this year on RAGBRAI. I will always remember 2017 when you hitched I ride with me and my son on the trip out to Orange City where we had to forge a breached river in order to carry on to Lansing to drop our one car. RAGBRAI creates memories that you will never forget.