Richard Arnopolin is correct, norovirus is very dangerous. It is easily spread and would create massive medical and logistical problems for RAGBRAI. If you rode SAGBRAW in 2006 which began in La Crosse Wisconsin as we did you would appreciate the severity of the illness. The symptoms of a norovirus are diarrhea and vomiting, now imagine 1000…[Read more]
Becky, you will be welcome in the RV campground. Could be right between an older puppy pickup pulling a popup and a Prevost pulling a twenty foot trailer containing a Chrysler Pacifica. No shade and no hookup but plenty of good time and adventure.
I carry a couple of very small plastic bags, smaller than grocery bags, that you are given in stores such as Walgreens. Staying dry is not important but conserving body heat is very important when the temps drop below 70 degrees.
There is no better place to stop when traveling coast-to-coast than a country golf course for a bathroom, food & beverage at reasonable prices, refreshing A/C, friendly chatter and local road intel. In ’15 we rode to DC and I still fondly remember some of our golf course stops, at one we had icy cold beers and egg sandwiches that were heavenly…[Read more]
I am quite pleased that Iowa now has two seven day bike rides. I am even more than pleased that the Gannett Foundation has heard the voices of our riders and host communities and will increase support for those who generate the funds.