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Maybe make sure they have those hand-washing stations at every Kybo. Those are nice.
Not one single thing. As a widow, it is the highlight of my year and keeps me moving year-round. I love it just the way it is. Go Team Goat!
It sounds lovely, but my group of five middle-aged-women always find spots in homes with beds…for free! Good luck to you, though!
Love it! Wondering how the climbs compare to the past two years. My first year was 2017 and those last two days….ugh. I’ve lost weight and trained a lot since then, so I’ll be ready. Just wondering! Be looking for “Team Goat” again this year! A small group of 57-year-old women that are long time friends from Oskaloosa High School! We come from Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, Indiana and Iowa to ride with stuffed goats on our heads.
Our team is not open to more members because we are high school girlfriends from 1980 and our car is full. However, I just wanted to let you know that not everyone drinks on Ragbrai! We don’t at all. I know others don’t as well, especially families that participate. I think the drinking is just what you see advertised a lot. However, many ride past the beer tents. You will be just fine.
Well, I don’t leave until Friday, but I’ve started eating like I’m on RAGBRAI!
Our driver takes our wet clothes and hangs them on the bike rack in the meeting town! It’s a hilarious sight, but does the job!
I’m leaving in five days and still have nothing. What happens if nothing arrives in time?
After long rides (for me), I treat myself to a large Sonic diet-cherry limeade!
I was a RAGBRAI ‘virgin’ last year and AWLAYS stayed on the right. However, I was told by a RAGBRAI official that most of the accidents were from pacelines and that they were not allowed on RAGBRAI.
I am so excited for you! My high school girlfriends and I did it in 2017 for the first time ever and we had a BLAST! We were 55 and had just taken up cycling, but completed every single mile. I’m overweight, too. We plan to do it again this summer. We were able to find homes for every night. We contacted relatives, work connections, group organizations we are each in, whatever. We slept in beds half of the time and basement floors the other half. With air mattresses, our old bones did okay! Be creative! Ask on your Facebook if any of your friends have connections in Iowa. If you ride, look for our goats on our helmets! We’d love to hang out with another similar group!
Pacelines. Not allowed and not ‘it’s a ride, not a race’ mentality.
That is incredibly rude and inconsiderate of anyone that would criticize a walker. We all have our own motivation, training, and stories. I am 90 pounds overweight, my husband died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in December and I just started riding in January. I trained in hilly Tennessee, but still had to walk the big hills on Friday and Saturday. I will not let anyone stomp on me for that, as it took courage, persistence and passion to even get out of bed each day this spring. Be proud for what you accomplished! You tackled the same miles as those that rode.
Wow! That’s crazy. RAGBRAI should’ve made us aware of this ahead of time so we could plan ahead.
I don’t drink, so was not upset by this. However, as a ‘virgin’, I did notice the lack of any kind of fuel/treats on that portion when I needed them them most! I felt like we had been deserted! It was hot, I was walking the hills and had no place to refuel.