For goodness sake, please do not scoop water out of bins that are holding drinks and put it in your water bottle. Hundreds, if not thousands of people have had their hands in and out of those bins all day. I hear people at work leave after using the facilities without washing their hands. Given that it is much harder to find someplace to wash…[Read more]
On the 2016 route, on the century loop, there was no signage, the number of riders was thin (still early in the day) and no one directing traffic to head back South to re-enter the route between Confidence and Walnut City. I missed the turn and had to back track… That said, I’ve done’ 7 RAGBRAIs and that was the only time I’ve ever encountered…[Read more]
While staying to the right helps with congestion and keeping the road open as much as possible, for safety of all riders it is way more important to ride in a predictable manner. Ride in a straight line until you need to move right or left. When you need to move, point the direction that you are intending to go, give a brief pause, listen for a…[Read more]
It might be easier and simpler for you to park wherever you are intending to end your week and trying to find a ride to the start from there. The added benefit would be that your trip home would be shorter.
30 feet of climb per mile is a really flat day.
50 feet of climb per mile is moderately hilly.
70 feet of climb per mile is very hilly.
90+ feet of climb per mile is going to be a very challenging day.
Feet of climb per mile this year:
Monday 53.1 / 53.3 with gravel loop
Wednesday 41.6 / 40.5 with…[Read more]