I am not a friend of Bill W. but they will have meetings in every overnight town. I am thinking that they will have some information when the packet comes out. Over the years I have also seen lemonade stands on the route that advertise they are friends of Bill. I educated a few riders about what that meant.
2 years ago I was not bright enough to figure out how to take mine, last year with itI slept great. Just wondering what other people do. I have a resmed airsence 10 and use a 5 lb 24 volt battery that I can get 2 nights out of.
I was thinking about taking a shortcut out of Decorah, glad I did not because the views were outstanding. I know everybody has their own agenda on RAGBRAI but the people that were going fast missed a loton that route . Just my humble opinion.
Thank you for your opinions. The Go Kot would have been perfect but it was more then I wanted to spend and due to my full bodied size I also wanted something a little wider. After way more research then it deserved I am getting one that sits about 6in off the ground and is 3.5 in wider then the Go Kot. I also like that this cot will have a smaller…[Read more]
I have recently spent a few nights on a expensive cot and liked it. I have used an air mattress for 12 years but getting it pumped up and then letting the air out and folding it can be a pain in the morning. Any opinions on a cot?
I have previously ridden a diamond frame bike for three or fours years, was talked into a Vision SWB USS and did that for about 14 years and the last two have been on a Volae SWB OSS. I am now thinking about a Grasshopper which will fold and have 20 ” wheels. Say “hello” when you pass me up, but rest assured I will get to where I am going and will…[Read more]
When the little kids or adults want to spray you with water so I spray them with water from my water bottle. A guy behind me watched me do that and he was laughing so hard I thought he could have a heart attack. Last year, after utilizing the cornfields I would run out fields like somebody or something was chasing me………..good times.
I made a mistake in 2015 and thought I could handle sleeping without the cpap, that was a really really bad idea on my part. I have done ragbrai without it before 2015 but never again. I got that battery for my 24 volt unit and I am very happy with it. My club, and I am certain almost all clubs will have a way to charge your battery. Just be cool…[Read more]
I remember taking a lap in Knoxville. I was the fat guy on the recumbent making loud engine noises as I passed people. I had a great laugh even if others did not. I could not talk for a day after that. I would love to take a lap either leaving or entering Newton.
To get the full RAGBRAI experience you need to tent. That being said, if you have access to a vehicle and do not mind driving about 75 miles after the ride your chances of getting a hotel room are good. If the route goes into bigger areas you may not have to travel as far. You will be missing out on the whole experience if you leave the overnight…[Read more]
Thanks for the responses. I ordered the Nashbar Ragster sandals and a pair of duo use pedals. It will take a few days to get them and then I will be stuck using them for spinning classes until the weather gets better. Then some of you will see me on Ragbrai next year. I will be the guy on a bicycle riding by a cornfield.
I am thinking about getting some cycling sandals. I have never worn cycling shoes before and when talking to the 2017 riders that had cycling shoes everybody said to get them. My problem is I have really wide feet. Anybody know of a company that makes wider cycling sandals?