Missed the point. Asking RAGBRAI to reconsider the clothing vendor. The one pair of shorts I bought ripped the holes first time I tried them on so I returned them for full credit. Haven’t bought any since. But why not improve the quality? What’s your point? Accept crappy quality and shut up…
Either get Primal to improve their quality or get a new clothing vendor in 2022. That cheap zig-zag stitching the shorts have to attach the chamois rips little holes in the spandex when pulling them on is one example (at the top of the zig, or is it the zag?). And then of course the holes start expanding over time. My 2014 jersey has different…[Read more]
Also listening to the music from the RAGBRAI mobile boom boxes while riding RAGBRAI, there are far more Rock fans on RAGBRAI then County fans. And within the Country music genera Willie’s music is a particular niche. You’d sell more jerseys with an AC/DC reference and a “Highway to Hell” theme.
I got the same response to an email I sent to Tammy & Pete about a month ago. On but wait to hear more. The original announcement though said details would come out in June and we are now just under 5 weeks away so I seriously doubt it will be happening. Not enough notice now for people to take off work at least the Friday if not 2-3 extra days…[Read more]
I’m guessing tubeless fans like myself already know this. Tubeless and tubeless-ready are not the same. So be careful what you buy. Check with the retailer as I’ve seen tubeless ready tires advertised as tubeless since not all retailers know the difference (yet). But they are all clearly marked on the packaging.
My last 4 RAGBRAIs I have run tubeless without a flat. Actually no flats on any ride for 5 years. But the previous 3 RAGBRAIs I didn’t get one either with tubed tires. A flat on tubeless is a minor hassle to put in a tube after draining the sealant and removing the stem. Tubeless flats are so very rare. Especially if you watch for a spot of…[Read more]
Forgot to mention when pumping up a tubeless to push both beads into the rim center. If any of the bead is on the rim when pumping it up it usually leaks the air as fast as the the pump releases it into the tire.
I also have had a good experience with tubeless (haven’t used “tubeless ready”, there is a difference). I;ve gone 14,000 miles without a flat. Once in a while I see a damp spot on the tire where a puncture got sealed. Those can start expanding and eventually leak so I replace the tire when that happens.
Didn’t need to measure my armholes (end of the sleeves actually). One was too tight, one was baggy and loose. All my other jersey (including RAGBRAI jerseys) sleeves are like the loose sleeve. And both of my arms are thin. The only RAGBRAI shorts I bought ripped at the upper end of the zig-zag stitching when I pulled them over my…[Read more]
With 2021 a ways off now there is a chance for a redo on the RAGBRAI 48 symbol. Please loose the Willie Nelson guitar themed symbol which has little to do with RAGBRAI’s history or any connection to Iowa. Think more like ones of the past that show either an Iowa (like Iowa farm related) or RAGBRAI (like 2009’s water-tower and corn) connection.…[Read more]
You might try starting your own topic on the subject to get more replies to your question. I take the chain, put it in a jar with some cleaner (I use a citric cleaner), put the cap on and give it a good shaking. Doesn;t need a lot of cleaner. Then dry it off well before putting on the lube of my choice.
Maybe either change clothing vendors or have them fix how they stitch the chamois into the shorts. That cheap zigzag stitching rips small hole on the fabric which enlarge over time. The current vendor is the only manufacturer I’ve seen use this type of stitching. The only pair of RAGBRAI bibs I bought ripped little whole the first time I tried…[Read more]
What might be a fun option for 1-weekers is a RAGBRAI that loops back mid-way. On day 4 the loop back option would turn off the 1 week route and loop back on a different route to the same over night town as the night before. Then follow the 1st 3 days in reverse to get back to their car.
I think you’re right, RAGBRAI should consider it. But instead of a different route just a reverse route of RAGBRAI that year to make the logistics super simple. If they don’t a team or 2 could start it up to prove the reverse route is viable. Maybe IR will survive but in league with RAGBRAI for the same route backwards each year.