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The ‘dip site’ will be at Rand Park. Due to the flooding it looks like it will be ceremonial rather than actual. From there, it’s southwest to Main Street and then northwest to the Walmart which is a total of 2.33 miles. (That’s where Pork Belly Ventures will load out from). Along Main Street there are a number of fast food places also. Use…[Read more]
Well I should break the 200 mile mark this weekend on the road. Rehabbing a bum knee and I’ve been hitting the trainer hard since June 1 to catch up but I’m still expecting a great ride in July. The interval training on the trainer builds strength for me and I’ll have 400 miles of road riding seat time and that’s been enough to enjoy Iowa. This…[Read more]
I’m looking forward to my fifteenth ride this year and as I read about all of the flooding in the midwest I started to wonder what the impact will be on my ride this year. And the more I thought about it the more I felt ashamed that I was more concerned about my vacation than the impact of the flooding on all of the people that live there.…[Read more]
Really! A comment on Hairball before a shout out to TJ? I guess you know where you stand TJ. All kidding aside, I do appreciate the results of all of the work that you and your staff do to make this great ride a reality. I do appreciate all of the hard work that you must do to make it seem to go off every year without a hitch. I don’t even…[Read more]
I have to say that you have a lot of balls to flat out refuse to pay the registration fee and then post in this forum asking for advice. This forum is paid for by everyone that registers and pays the price of admission. You’re asking those of us who pay to help you cheat. Please reconsider or stay home.
Prince, none of the charters will sell you any services unless you have a wrist band number to prove that you have paid your registration. I have used a charter for fifteen years and I fully support the Registers position on this. If the $185 is too much for you to get in the game maybe you should consider a different ride.
I sort of agree with not wearing this years jersey during this years ride as it makes it difficult to keep track of someone that you’re trying to ride with. See the Bobbsey twins comment. On the other hand, if I have a twenty year old jersey, (that I got from that ride and that still fits), I would be proud to wear it on Ragbrai.
I’ve ridden the last 14 rides and I have a number of the jerseys. I’ve completed every foot of of every ride except for two days of XL when the heat got the better of me. I absolutely wear my Ragbrai jerseys on both training and organized rides; not exclusively, but often. It’s a great conversation starter. I’ve connected with other past…[Read more]
Yeah, sorry about that. In fourteen years of riding Ragbrai and reading this forum I’ve never seen as lively or polarizing discussion than the e-bike topic. Anyway, back to this thread…my ‘money or time is no object’ Ragbrai would come situated in the middle of a cross country ride. I’ve heard about a few people that have been able to do this…[Read more]
Niles, can you say more about the County Line factory? The grounds were beautiful! If it is intended to be for employee recreational use that would be a strong indicator of a great place to work. I visualized sitting down at the water’s edge and it was a pleasant thought but I ride slow so I needed to push on. I still wonder what the story is…[Read more]
I’ve used the best Ozark Trail air mattress that you can get at Walmart for ten bucks for years but you do need an air pump so as not to pass out. A couple of years ago I upgraded to a Thermarest Basecamp AF in the large size. At 2 inches thick I was sheptical but it’s awesome for comfort and I get to leave the pump at home. I think I got it on…[Read more]