TJ previously put his $.02 in saying Ragbrai was an “inclusive” event, embracing e-bikes. Not just for the handicapped anymore!
Forget training! Forget fitness, experience, courtesy or safety! Let’s go town to town on electric cycles. Save that pedal mashing stuff for the curmudgeons.
Still looking for my extension cord. It’s 100ft long, yellow, and the large diameter 15amp cable on a circular orange plastice reel with a black handle. The ends are dense clear plastic with “jr” written on both ends.
In a previous post, I observed that e-bikes insidiously lead people to ride above their skill level. And above their manners.
While grinding uphill in a paceline, I also moved over for the electric tryke pilot who kept yelling “on your left”. Non-handicapped, just didn’t bother training. And totally clueless about other cyclists. Is this the…[Read more]
First of all: Larry, I’m sorry you had a bad experience with a few riders at a time which was no doubt emotionally difficult. Please know the majority of cyclists are responsible, motivated, considerate, and fun people. The environment of Ragbrai tends to push the “bike takeover” mentality all week. The rest of the year we all ride terrified of…[Read more]
Here are the Pottawattamie County Board Supervisors. Reach them at 712-328-5644 or 712-328-5770 for thoughtful and constructive feedback.
Tim Wichman (chair), Scott Belt, Marilyn Jo Drake, Lynn Grobe, Justin Schultz
Please consider getting some sort of ID bracelet with emergency contact info, important medical problems, and medications (like blood thinners). When evaluating you in the ER, it sure helps figure out if it might be something like low blood sugar, seizure, or a heart attack. May I suggest typing out your medical history and medications on one…[Read more]
Ah, the land of free speech. Isn’t America wonderful?
What so many people here are talking about in an indirect way is the huge difference between piloting a bicycle at 12 mph versus 22 mph. Bicycle riders consistently going at 22 mph usually have already developed higher level handling skills for safety at such speed.
A 12 mph cyclist with a s…[Read more]
Welcome to the adventure Molly!
Your registration cost includes transport of your bags to each overnight town. Showers always available for a small fee. Food is everwhere, so just bring cash. As a registered rider, you can “add on” to any charter for transport from keokuk to council bluffs (for a fee). Really though, just getting on this forum and…[Read more]
Any news on this year’s gravel loop? What day, where, elevation, general gnarliness? I have gotten spoiled on wider low pressure tires on my gravel steed and am considering doing the whole week (gasp!) on it.