Wow guys! Thanks for all the feedback! I started riding a few years ago and haven’t used headphones or listened to music but I’ve been listening to music lately while on the indoor trainer and I can tell I go faster and push harder (because I listen to upbeat music and I pedal to the beat). I was thinking I should listen to music outdoors to…[Read more]
My area doesn’t have trails so riding on the road is the only option. I rode on the road last year without being too nervous but now I’ve become more nervous about it. Do any of you who ride on the road listen to music on headphones? Do any of you ride with flashing lights on your bike or anything to draw more attention to yourself from…[Read more]
I think Ute and Charter Oak will both be ready! My aunt is already planning haha!
I don’t know how I would compare that last uphill into Denison to hills on the east but I think it will easily be the biggest hill of the day. I drove up it on Saturday and my eyes crossed a little at the thought of riding up it… I’m more of a beginner biker so…[Read more]
I live in the area of the first day and I *think* I know the route that will be taken. If it goes how I think, the first 12 miles will be completely flat.. the next 11 will be rolling hills… the next 7 will be flat and the last 13 will be rolling hills with one big one a couple miles outside of Denison but then downhill ride into town.…[Read more]
I didn’t realize tomato juice and pickle juice were good options. I guess I always think of sports drinks! Maybe I’ll have to try a bloody mary (I’ve never tried one!) I’m definitely going to plan to pack one of the drink mixes many have suggested. Also, I need to practice drinking while riding. Usually, I drink when I take a break.
I did the Bacoon Ride this last weekend. I have to admit, the heat got to me! It made me very nervous for RAGBRAI!! I tried to drink as much water as I could without feeling sloshy and I still wasn’t using the bathroom. The first time I went to the bathroom was about 7pm! I just am not sure how to handle the heat. It exhausted me. Anyone have tips??
Awesome! Last year I planned to do the first day but I was underprepared and decided to try the second half but after about 12 miles I was out and under a shade tree waiting for my hubby to pick me up. I rode more this week than I did last year before RAGBRAI… not sure what I was thinking last year. I had my team cheering me on telling me…[Read more]
I bought some sandals! I haven’t bought the pedals yet so I haven’t removed the bottom area of them but I rode my last two days with them and I definitely can tell a difference! They aren’t open toed though, and I did notice my toes getting smashed towards the front a bit, and they were a little sore towards the end of my ride yesterday. I’m…[Read more]
Today I went to a meeting in a neighboring town and biked to it. I had headwinds the whole way. The meeting was a couple hours long and …yep, you guessed it! Headwinds on the way back home, too! Well it felt like it anyways… haha
So, I don’t have clip-in pedals/shoes. I’m thinking I need new shoes but maybe…[Read more]