Sorry – I don’t go on this site very often and didn’t realize the age of the posts. I haven’t ridden RAGBRAI in 2 years. I was just giving my opinion – which is what forums are about. Didn’t intend to wake a dead horse. You are free to ignore – but by posting again yourself, didn’t you just add more fuel to the fire? Just sayin…
I would like to climb Mt Everest too but my lung capacity limits me from participating. Should I be allowed to take a snow mobile to get there – and then use a jet pack to get past people in front of me? No – but I don’t feel “excluded” or discriminated against. I just choose to climb smaller mountains and other hiking events. Same goes for RAGBRAI.
I just say “NO” to e-bikes. It will change the whole culture and challenge of RAGBRAI. If you get to the point that you can’t ride a bicycle anymore at a level required for RAGBRSI, then sure, get an e-bike and use it for recreation, join a local e-bike club or start an e-bike event. I don’t have a problem with people using the bikes in general…[Read more]
Anyone successful downloading map to the “Ride with GPS” app? I am trying to download to an iPhone. I downloaded the app. and I registered a userid on Ride with GPS website. And the map image on RAGBRAI website has a button to Send To Device. When I click it and sign into my account, I get message saying the Route is not public and “If you are…[Read more]
I am trying to fly home after the ride out of Moline airport (MLI) back to CA on Saturday evening. Anyone else having trouble getting a late enough flight Saturday afternoon/evening with enough time to ride 69 miles/find luggage/drop my bike off to get boxed and shipped/get shuttle to airport – and still make the flight? I’ve probably just…[Read more]
This will be my 4th year riding solo (registered all 4 years ). I always use the included luggage truck. As others stated, there is great freedom solo. No worrying about others pace and finding people. I have also made new friends and then met them again the following year(s). As I say – just me and 15,000 of my closest friends!