Numbers were down this year. No way were they close to 15k. The weather scared off some of the pirates and the media preaching the covid scare hit several others. My guess would have been 8-10k on a good day. Next year should be closer to normal.
The problem I have with the tractors and cable is that they are usually too short (I ride a 58). The best way is hang your brake levers over the cable. You can hang it with the front of the seat, but it’s less stable and the front wheel can tilt, moving things around.
The main reason for getting rid of kickstands is the chainstay tubes are too…[Read more]
Saw a feeder pig roadkill this morning. I can say I’ve never seen a pig before. Just because of the novelty, vultures are my favorite roadkill. Snapping turtle was the worst ever (Nothing ate it, so beside the awful smell, it stunk for a couple weeks). My question is what exotic roadkill have you seen in your travels over the years?
Ask them what their expectations are. A place to sit and a cold drink are nice. Normally some gatoraid before we move back into beer and beverages. A chance to relax a bit before setting up camp, shower and food.
It should be pretty easy with a little pre-planning. Contact the overnight towns and they should be able to help you. You’ll need to tap into a hard line as cell phone are useless during most of the ride. Too many phones crush the systems in rural areas (no matter how much they tell you they do things to fix the problem). Texting works well.…[Read more]
I think it will be lighter than normal because we are getting older and in trying to Destroy President Trump, the propaganda media did a really good job of terrifying everyone. Now we have a President trying to keep his dark winter going in their efforts to get as many people on the government dole as possible. Sorry you fell for it. If you…[Read more]
2006 Trek 1000C. The only original part left is the handlebars. Now running an oval 2×11 with a rack and probably a pannier for Ragbrai. I normally have a stereo on the back, but have opted for a 12 pack cooler for Ragbrai. We have enough people with stereos I’ve never used it when I brought it.
I seem to be a leper here now. Does anything work? Does anyone from Ragbrai reply to any questions sent to “contact us”? Am I registered or not? Is there a problem? Why can’t I see anything? What do we do if my Ragbrai account uses an email address that is no longer valid but you are not allowed to change your email address? What do you do…[Read more]
Joseph S. The exact reason why I was with TJ on getting Ragbrai away from them. Enjoy your fake news. Stay locked up in your basement until Fuhrer Biden tells you it’s safe to come out. I heard sometime in 2024. Meanwhile I’ll be having fun riding around Iowa.
My legs are trashed but still move in a little circle OK. Since I quit running in 1997, I started cycling for my cardio. I would love to say weight loss, but cycling seems to do next to nothing for me in that regard. Almost strictly diet for me.
I ride some to be social and some to be alone. Outside of tailgating for football, I’ll drink more…[Read more]
I think Iowa’s ride will go off in some fashion as long as Ragbrai is a go. I think Ragbrai will be a go because biker’s and pass thru towns will be demanding it by then. Either way, I’m sure I’ll be biking around some part of Iowa that week just like we did this year. But first, BRR registration opens Oct 31.
I thought about it when I lived in the mountains. The street I lived on was 18 degrees and I would have brake fade by the time I got to the bottom. Even then, I couldn’t justify pulling the trigger. I think the times I would benefit would be too few and far between. With that said, the correct number of bikes is N + 1 so I’ll never say never.