@ppayne1959: I agree your assessment of the general situation. I guess we are calling out here to raise awareness. It will be useful to some less experienced rider and those who will pay attention to situations.
Riding teams I have problem with are those ride in double paceline and force themselves through even there is barely enough room on the…[Read more]
@ppayne1959 I’m in St. Paul, not far from where the Omnium bike shop used to be. I’m busy this weekend as well. Dang kids and their college graduations. ;) The following weekend I’ll be riding the MS-150 from Duluth to Century College.
I’ve got some other RAGBRAI friends in the area, though, and they can probably pull together a disorganized…[Read more]
@ppayne1959: I’m based in St. Paul and I did the Stillwater route several times last year. From where I start, it’s about 50 miles round trip. I usually add another loop to bring it up to 62mi (100km).
Much depends on where you are starting and where you want to join the Gateway trail. Once you’re on the Gateway, the trip to Stillwater is a…[Read more]
@ppayne1959 Craft beer is a major concern of mine as well. In addition to the Iowa Craft Beer Tent pitching tent twice a day there looks to at least be a Hy-vee in every overnight town. They are probably the best bet for take along beers. This will be my first RAGBRAI and I am planning on going self contained that includes a cooler for beer.…[Read more]