Much ado about nothing. Measuring from the centerline: 10 to 12 feet of lane + 3 to 5 feet of shoulder + 10 to 20 feet of ditch means approximately 25′ to 35′ of ROW is unusable anyway. Being another 30 feet back isn’t going to make them invisible or in accessible and may just prevent the blob of bikes in the road impeding those riding by. In…[Read more]
Just got a Salsa Powderkeg this fall and got a few rides in on it before the cold arrived. My wife and I are really enjoying it and are looking forward to RAGBRAI together on it next summer. We rode RAGBRAI together last summer on singles and had a great time. This should be another great shared adventure!
Another idea would be aware of the temperature of the liquids you drink. 75 degree water will make sure you don’t dehydrate and will cool you, but 50 degree water will cool your core a bit before you even start sweating. Use insulated bottles if possible to keep your drinks cooler longer and dump out the warm water and replace with cold water at…[Read more]
Orange G2 is my go to flavor. I also wanted to add that last year I came across a swim team group selling Gatorade snow cones. They were simple to make and really a great way to cool off. Crushed ice + gatorade poured on top. Just what I needed on a hot Karras Loop day.