So 7,000+ pirates. I’ve heard estimates as high as 20,000 for a day. You’d think RAGBRAI would forget about the limit and get as many to pay as possible but I’m not sure how many pirates would pay if they expanded the cap. Sounds like the Trooper might have would up with carpal tunnel.
I thought I read an official statement before the registration deadline was extended that they already had 10,000+ registrations which is the limit. Why extend it then? Seems counter intuitive. Unless registration was actually down this year.
Anna, I think you need to experience RAGBRAI to appreciate the vastly different environments and what my actual meaning is. Mostly outdoors, even in the beer gardens. Unlike in an air conditioned hospital and in particular how chilly the operating rooms are, RAGBRAI is out in the heat, humidity, pollen, dust and other asthma triggers in the wider…[Read more]
Peter is saying the person will work 1-2 entire days skipping the ride. I assumed they would ride some type of group or team transport during that time which rules out a fixed location. They could use the mobile hotspot on their phone to connect also but really their employer should pay for a mobile network device if they want them to work. Most…[Read more]
Anna, so you basically agree, these are surgical masks and while standing still operating they are fine. For medical people standing still over a patient for the purpose of not infecting the patient. But they were not intended for a body in motion. Keep in mind once someone is even walking our O2 needs vary a great deal from person to person. The…[Read more]
It sounds like they don’t have a network device from their employer to provide their own connection. Now would be a good time for them to ask their employer about getting one. I had a Verizon Jetpack from my employer. Then they could work from the team support vehicle (bus, RV, etc.).
Ken is right about the gasses escaping around the edges. Most masks were designed for surgeons standing still while operating on a patient to prevent their own droplets from falling into the patient’s open surgical wound and infecting the patient. Even walking I breath more then standing still and vapor laden air both escapes and is brought in.…[Read more]
Pork Belly offers charters in both directions also. Most leave their car in Clinton and take the charter back to the start on the front end of RAGBRAI. It saves time at the end of RAGBRAI traveling back to the start town for your car. They also haul your bike. Check out the service at: pkbelly.com. Its offered to riders who use their services…[Read more]
They sound more like a RAGBRAI team/group then a charter. Like the ‘Whiners’ who usually have well over 100 riders. Not the same as a charter. I’m not sure but RAGBRAI I think has some additional requirements for charters teams don’t have.
I get the impression RAGBRAI has nothing to fear from the Coronavirus in that warm weather should spell the end of the outbreak according to some news outlets. But does someone know why warm weather will save RAGBRAI? Either that or the US will continue to keep it well under control so no one will even think about cancelling RAGBRAI.
A few things to add to what others have said about PBV already.
1. The tent service also includes putting your luggage in your tent each day and picking it up from your tent in the morning. You don’t have to dig through piles of luggage each day to find yours. I’d highly recommend the tent service. Worth it at, well maybe not twice but at 50%…[Read more]
I had a heavier cable lock in my luggage to park it outside my PBV rented tent. The heavy dew caused it to seize and it would not unlock on the 1st day of RAGBRAI 2017. Luckily a dedicated PBV staffer helped out and got a bolt cutters to free my ride. It was the only year I tried locking my bike at night. Actually the 1 and only night I tried it.…[Read more]
A cheap 4 foot cable lock that coils up and fits into your jersey pocket works. A lock doesn’t have to be theft proof as any lock will cause a thief on RAGBRAI to look for another bike without a lock instead.
A 28c will cushion you alittle more although 25s are fine also. Tomassos I have not seen around since the 80s. So either some company bought the name, a company started importing them again or it so old you should pass on it. Parts would be hard to come by for an 80s bike should you need them.