I have yet to discern any significant difference in the passing conduct of e-assist vs conventional bikers. We are all one tribe in my view, one, two, three and even the home built four wheeler with or without any form of assist. Some 15 or so years ago I attended a recumbent rally in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, a good time with some really…[Read more]
Some friends were visiting from Florida prior to their first RAGBRAI and we all biked to Orlandos for beer and a pizza … our friend Regis said looking at the crowd…”these are my people!”. Ours…[Read more]
BTW, we have seen Bigfoot along the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Last 4th of July we saw him wearing an Uncle Sam costume, white beard and red, white & blue top hat. He always waves but never wants to talk.
“……so a bike that used a gas engine could be potentially have 3.5 HP as long as the motor controller never applied more than 1 HP to the motor. The rest could be used to power your 1800 Watt sound system….”
….could also power the air conditioning system cocooned around the rider. Give an engineer an inch and he will take a meter.
“Come to find out her mom died in January this year so she felt she needed to do something for her mother so she handed out all the alcohol she had in her house. One of my favorite memories from this years ride to meet people with nothing who give the most.”
Great little nugget of RAGBRAI lore, thanks for sharing this Derek Fye.
“Spent Friday night at a house in West Point.” I have always enjoyed passing through West Point, for some reason I have always thought they really give us a good welcome. Would like to see them as an overnight some day. SFC….when are you gonna make E-8?
The mileage as shown by RAGBRAI will invariably be “off”, that is different than what you as a rider are experiencing because you are riding campground to campground and those campgrounds are not yet designated by each overnight community until long after the route is announced. Skunky refers to those miles as bonus miles, kinda like a BOGO at…[Read more]
The DMR has four full time employees, to the best of my knowledge none of those people choose the vendors, dictate where they set up, and do not advise them as to the quantities of provisions to stock.
After the route is announced Great Ship RAGBRAI is largely crewed by local RAGBRAI committees, all volunteers.
I drank one TailWind in Council Bluffs…yep paid seven bucks, ouch, didn’t like it even a little bit. My preference runs to the dark beers. New Belgium’s 1554 has a permanent place in my refrigerator. On the ride Busch Light, as in years past, took care of my beer cravings.
Carrot cake, 4 inches by 6 inches and three inches high not counting the inch of cream cheese frosting for two bucks. Sold to me by the delicate hand that had baked this wondrous morsel very early that same morning. See yall next year I hope.