1. E-bikes. I went in skeptical, but it seemed to me that most users had legitimate reasons to use them (i.e., not just that they were too lazy to train). I came away thinking they were an OK alternative for people who otherwise couldn’t do the ride.
2. Southern route. We passed through a couple of the most sparsely populated and poorest…[Read more]
I know there’s no good way to track this, but does anybody (particularly experienced riders) have any idea how many people ride the whole route versus the various shorter versions (partial weeks, sag days, whatever)?
I didn’t follow it two years ago (when I was training for three days but only ended up doing two). However, I trained on a generally similar schedule, and it worked pretty well. It’s a lot of time in the saddle, but it beats the crap out of having the ride itself be a (literal) pain in the ass. I feel like I want to be riding around 120-150…[Read more]
I’ve been having technical problems setting up and managing a group. Somehow, my group got closed, with some of us not yet having paid and one member having mysteriously disappeared from the group. I’ve been leaving messages at the RAGBRAI support phone number and sending emails to the email address, but all I’ve gotten was a very short (and not…[Read more]