Good to know. I’ve been thinking this every time I go out on the trails in the park close by. I never used to see anyone and now there are always 3 or 4 or WAY more in my sight. I’ve been wearing a face covering, which has been a winter scarf, double wrapped, because it’s still chilly enough here where I live. Sometimes I have to slow down and…[Read more]
I messaged Keokuk Ragbrai and was told this: “The RAGBRAI baggage trucks will be parked in the headquarters by Keokuk High School and the Hoerner YMCA. The Keokuk RAGBRAI map will be published before the end of the week, both here on Facebook and at keokukragbrai.com”
I used this bag last year. I also used 2 waterproof lightweight dry sacks for my two-person tent/tarp and both easily fit in the big yellow bag. I’m a grandma also, a wee bit older than you, and I was able to heist this bag up on my back and carry it to a camping spot. The shoulder straps were good to…[Read more]
According to my daughter who owns and rides an ebike, you still have to pedal to make your ebike move. If you coast, the assist does not kick in and move your bike. The assist only works until you reach 16 mph, then the assist turns off and you are peddling on your own strength. For e-riders, it still takes a lot of leg-work to get up the big Iowa…[Read more]
I just remembered two more places I sometimes stop to eat. There are Maid Rite stands in some of the towns–perhaps the meeting towns? You can get a loose meat burger with the fixings in a cup, no bun. And sometimes you can find some authentic taco stands in pass through towns, serving corn tortilla shells tacos, but be sure to check about the…[Read more]
Ahhhh…pancakes–how could I forget pancakes!! I’ve gotten used to not eating a lot of the foods I used to eat. Also, I can make a lot of things at home, buy from stores that carry a lot of packaged gluten free food, but on the road, on a bike, it is different. Bringing some of your own packaged foods helps a lot. After doing without pizza for…[Read more]
Thank you morleyruth for mentioning the EPIC gluten free protein bar—I have not heard of them before. I”ll have to try it out before Ragbrai and see if I like it. Lara bars are ok. Since I’ve gone gluten free seven years ago, I still find it a bit depressing to ride into town and see all the food stands everywhere and know that I can no longer…[Read more]
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