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.
Check the used bike market. You can get some deals there on bikes that would cost thousands new. And of course you’ll need at least $400 for shoes, cloths, a helmet, floor pump and tire repair kit. Might want to make any bike sale contingent on the bike passing inspection at a bike shop you trust. Checking for cracked carbon, wheels that are true…[Read more]
I think there will be lots of different teams you can join. Usually they start posting here looking for riders to fill open spots after the end of March as they have some riders needing to drop out when conflicts come up. Plus a team is a good way to get a group riders to hang out with.
Charters are also nice and for extra cost offer lots of…[Read more]
In your last set of posts you showed you added lots of meaning as to the intent of my original post that is not there. Stop taking it so personally. Forum posts are to a group of people and not a personal attack on you. No one was trying to insight anything. But for all the RAGBRAIs I’ve been on no one has shouted at anyone to get out of…[Read more]
Some of the ebikers on this maybe need to stop thinking they are being picked on. No one is saying no to ebikes on RAGBRAI. And those that use to ride self powered and now use ebikes are no doubt skilled enough to know safety and etiquette. But there are others who can ride much faster without any previous experience at it on ebikes.
Completely missed the point which was not a ban or condemnation of ebike riders, but that an etiquette and safety guide would be useful for those purchasing speed. Whether it be able to ride hills they previously walked or just to ride faster. Instead of using the forum to argue by cherry picking details from their posts, maybe just share…[Read more]
As far as safety goes I’ve seen far more slow riders causing problems then fast ones. Once a guy got frustrated waiting for an opening to cross the road to a particular vendor and just shot across causing a bunch of us to jam on the brakes abruptly. And plenty of times approaching slow riders to pass them on the left with plenty of space they…[Read more]
Kind of getting back to my original post it sounds like. Unsafe and rude riding are a problem but the majority of fast self propelled riders learned both how to ride fast safely and good ride etiquette while training up to the ability to ride fast. But ebikers just purchased speed so had no such training period. A guide to teach both would be a good idea.
It is interesting, the comments they made KenH. The sense of the RAGBRAI tradition and that its more important then the people who are currently caring for this great event. Just what RAGBRAI needs on the heals of all this commotion. I’m sure they will be working hard on maintaining RAGBRAI this first year. After that I hope to hear some new…[Read more]
Really interesting posts. For a while I kidded myself there was a chance of reconciliation but it was too obvious this was a planned heist. And IBC endorsed it. Glad I found out before I sent money their way by signing up for the Bacoon Ride (or the other “RAGBRAI training rides”). I’ve been involved in bike clubs that have had gone through…[Read more]
I 1st mentioned it on that other thread but even I stole it from another ride that crosses the state twice, the Minnesota Double Cross. Shorter since the state has a narrow central section. Never though about the double meaning though but good one.