Hey GrayRaver – I rode my first several RAGBRAIs driving from MN, and several years now driving out from NC. My hubby is from IA so several of those years we have parked in the end town and gotten a ride from family to the start. On the years that we didn’t have family drive us we’ve rented a car from near the end town and returned it near the sta…[Read more]
For years I’ve thought about getting a chain tattoo on the inside of my right calf!! There’s a “temporary” chain marking there half the year anyway. I’m liking some of the ideas I see but will still put it inside the right calf!
I live in NC. My hubby from IA. A gal in a hair salon out here from IA said that her sister who still lives in IA told her this would be the last year. I didn’t believe it but needed to confirm. This will be 11 for me and 6 for my husband. 3 of our 4 children have done it. Our 4th is planning on 2019 and I have plans for our grands to ride some d…[Read more]
I rode solo my 4th and 5th RAGBRAI. My husband rides with me now on a tandem. I’ve always used the RAGBRAI baggage truck so I didn’t even have team mates. The only time I was really alone was sleeping at night. There are always people to talk to while riding, stopped in towns and at the over night stops. I rode two days with one young man who was…[Read more]
I hope you are with a charter considering what all you plan to bring. This will be my 11th ride. I have cut down enough over the years to now be able to bring some luxury items such as a battery fan to hang in the tent, lightweight chairs and a lightweight shade for our campsite. I ride a tandem with my husband for the last 5 years so it makes…[Read more]
I’ve ridden eight years, always with the baggage truck. I pay to register so I’ve never felt the need to be on a team. Two of the years I rode solo. There are always people to help you out if needed or just for company. The baggage truck works great, but make sure your bag will stand out in a pile. It will cut down on how much time you spend…[Read more]