Outstanding year for weather, but the last day was probably the prettiest route I have ridden yet. Just beautiful! The hills were a challenge but it was a good relief from all the early flat stages and it is fun to climb. We really need to do a diagonal route starting from the SW corner and ending in the NE corner. Hilly start, flat middle, and…[Read more]
Pack light, bring a small battery operated fan for night, and don’t worry too much about extra clothing. If you are thinking about extra clothes bring extra kits (riding gear) with the heat, humidity, and day long sweating in the sun, they will get pretty funky.
I am not sure I like helmets to be mandated by law but that being said you would be crazy not to wear one. There are so many styles I am sure you can find one you like and is comfortable. Like others in this chain I have had many opportunities to test the rationale of why I wear a helmet and some of the marks my helmet ended up with (btw pitch…[Read more]
You are talking to a group of people here who generally feel pretty strongly about people jumping into RAGBRAI without paying their fair dues. That being said there is very little control over anything whether camping or riding, in fact that is what makes RAGBRAI so great. no rules, no officials, no start times, no speeches, just a lot of good…[Read more]
Its easy if you are using the RAGBRAI trucks. You show up at the start town, most any official can tell you where they are parked when you arrive. Then you throw your bags on the next morning and they tell you where they will be that night, and so on. You just go with the flow, everything just works. Its sort of Zen like.
Rolling out yesterday morning early and it was 73 and sticky. I immediately had that RAGBRAI feeling and it just made me grin from ear to ear. Got 1300 so far and will probably be at 1500 by the time we start. Cant wait, gotta have one (10) of the Cattlemen Ribeye sandwiches!!
You have to have predicted most of the responses to his would be like they are. I would actually take you up on that (if you don’t ride fast why bother?) but RAGBRAI is actually the once a year I ride with my brother and we goof off in fits and surges across the great state just for fun. I don’t think he would find the 100 in 5 as entertaining…[Read more]
I agree with the above, unless I’m riding with my serious face I use recessed cleats to make it easier to walk around. I have mesh tennie style shoes by Shimano that are very cool and comfy. I only chimed in to say I am a big fan of Crank Brothers pedals. The cleat is very similar to the SPD and fits all brands of recessed shoes or sandals.