I don’t think I’ve ever taken a 5min shower. Seems like I have to practice this almost like I was practicing triathlon transitions, haha. Well, at least now I know. And yes, will be bringing sandals for shower and walking around.
No social media, since I don’t use it. The charging is mostly for technology/action cam/battery banks which ends up…[Read more]
mootsman, not that being a friend to geeks is an incorrect statement, but point taken, haha. No backpack = less spending too since if I can’t eat it there or if an item is too large, won’t be buying it. But I’m sure there will be plenty in the rest towns anyway, where carrying it to the tent will be much more manageable.
Good idea on thin flip flops. Regarding the suggestions to bungee bags to the bike, I’m not entirely sure how that would work and I didn’t really find any photos online. Mine is a regular road bike with no fenders. One time I did try to do a short 3 mile ride to a bike shop with a small bag hanging from the drops and it was the most unstable ride,…[Read more]
Yeah I did a lot of research into charters and tried to actually talk to them. Bob (Brancel) was the best and was very helpful even before I signed up with him. Some of the charters weren’t really responsive. Plus I like the fact that his group isn’t as huge as some of the more popular ones, like PBK.
First RAGBRAI. While there is plenty of information on everything, I couldn’t find suggestions of carrying a backpack. My thought was to put sneakers inside (in case need to stop by to explore towns, but to have cleat covers) and also to carry any bought food or souvenirs between cities. Of course, the downside is getting hot/sweaty back. Curious…[Read more]