My son did RAGBRAI with me for his first time when he was 14. All the advice here is excellent. Get him used to communicating with other riders and also listening for communications. It should be practiced until it becomes a habit for him. I’m sure he knows how to apply sunblock before it is needed and make regular use of a chap stick with some…[Read more]
I almost opened the can of worms, as I read these posts and responses it reminds me of several years ago of “the name we shall not mention”. However, it was mentioned in this thread … here it goes. So what ever happened to FMC?
Going to better thoughts, does anyone know how Papa T is doing? A friend of mine passed last week and I was looking at…[Read more]
FSU – I don’t like the tight shorts for the same reason you mention. For at least the last 15 years I’ve been wearing the mountain bike shorts. They do good for me. Watch the pads because some of them, when walking around, looks like you are wearing Depends and carrying a full load. You don’t need thick pads to be effective, just good ones.
The most difficult sections of the route is when people stop and there is no getting around the mass. No big deal. Just take your time, go with the flow, and keep it safe. The only hill I didn’t ride was the Potter Hill. We were not far from the top and then it was blocked with walkers. No big deal, we just walked the last couple hundred feet with…[Read more]
I’ve started late and I’ve started early. It all depends on your preference. Typically I try to leave the camp site by 6:00 sharp. If you leave at 6:15 or later it is much different. If I do not leave by 6:00 or very soon after then I’d rather wait because the crowd is just too thick and it takes a long time to get past it. Just 10 or 15 minutes…[Read more]