I bring my 2018 Trek Emonda SL5 on RAGBRAI. I bought it for $2K a couple years ago. I’m not sure if you’d consider it to be a high-end bike. I like it on RAGBRAI because it’s lightweight, fast, and climbs hills like a dream.
It sounds like part of the TOMRV route. Here is a link to the route TOMRV takes from Bettendorf to Dubuque. For you, the applicable route would be from Savanna, IL to Dubuque, you would just need to find a way to get to Savanna from Clinton. FYI, the Illinois route is pretty challenging.
At 10:30 Saturday morning (tomorrow) at the Bike Expo, they are going to do the statue reveal. I had heard that only John Karras’ portion had been completed and he would be there to see it. I had heard they still need another $15K to complete it.
I think the only time I would bash someone for doing IR only would be when they start going on a diatribe about the DMR and Gannett being corporate monsters. This would ignore the fact that the “corporate monster” has been the parent company of the DMR AND RAGBRAI since 1985 and they never had a issue with it until this year. Same thing with the…[Read more]
While I agree with Jose and Luv 2 Ski that IR was created in questionable circumstances, I won’t bash anyone for wanting to do both rides. Two weeks riding in Iowa is a luxury I wish I had the time to do.
Frankly, no one really had an issue with this for the previous 47 years. It’s just a ton of fake outrage generated by people who just aren’t fans of the DMR or Gannett. I think I’ve said this on a previous post but it seems to me that the small host towns tend to make a lot of money because they don’t necessarily spend the same type of money the…[Read more]
JL, I may have said this before on this post and others, but my anger on this entire situation stemmed from how it divided a previously undividable (if that’s a word) biking community. The people in the biking community here in Iowa hold all kinds of political views but when you are out biking together none of that political division comes up. I…[Read more]
Isn’t this a bit hyperbolic? How are opinions on a forum harmful? As lovers of all things RAGBRAI and all things cycling, don’t we deserve some answers in the thought process over at the IBC on why they felt the need to endorse a ride that hadn’t even started yet? Personally, I feel it was very short-sided. Am I happy about the IBC being back in…[Read more]