I agree wholeheartedly but let’s not do a victory lap just yet. In addition to continuing to follow all of the guidelines before the ride, we may/will have to get behind masks or distancing or some other pain in the ass that might not make this years ride exactly like the past. But the view is definitely worth the climb. I am committing to…[Read more]
In 1960 alcohol was a banned substance from the Olympic pistol shooting disciplines as a performance enhancing drug. (It would slow your heartrate among other things). f a ‘clean Ragbrai’ means no alcohol I don’t know how I feel about that. I’m just saying.
I remember my first Ragbrai in 2005 and aside from wondering what the hell I’d gotten myself into I remember one visual vividly. Cruising into a pass through town and riding up to the town park there were bikes everywhere and all of the vendors selling food. Every swing in sight was occupied and the occupants were swinging for all they were…[Read more]
Define ‘lose face’. Do you want to be part of the ride that basically says that WE want to come and ride and WE have already made our plans so WE expect you to get ready for us and put on this ride? Or do you want to be part of a ride that says I really, really do want to come and visit your town but with the serious risk you (and us) I would…[Read more]
Just another point of view but we have spent a lot of time discussing whether we will have the opportunity to ride this year but I’ve been asking myself another question. Given the opportunity, do I want to go? I really, really want to ride Ragbrai this year but I don’t know that it makes sense to expose our hosts to all of us. Easing up on…[Read more]
I looked back at the jersey price and now I can’t find where I saw the $75 price. I probably mis-read something somewhere so this is my mistake. The jerseys are $65 and can be purchased for $55 with your registration. This is a non-issue. Sorry
Not for nuthin but are jersey prices increasing this year? In the past the pre-order price at registration was less than the full price so if the pre-order price is now $75 what is the new full price? Or is there simply no benefit to ordering early? Just wondering….
“Well-hopped, quenching beer with an emphasis on showcasing hops. Served colder than traditional bitters, this style was originally positioned as a refreshing summer beer, but is now often brewed year-round. Although early on the beers were brewed with English hops, increasingly American citrus-…[Read more]
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]