Last several years I had the Kelty Gunnison 3 – worked fine but I had a couple issues with the aluminum poles snapping (although Kelty does repair them for free, it’s a hassle to send them back and then wait for them to return – can take up to 6 weeks). Even with a 3 person tent, because I’m 6’4″, it can be a little snug once I put my tote and…[Read more]
I have a pair of the Nashbar sandals described above; they are wide. This year I bought a pair of the new Shimano SPD sandals because I didn’t like the soles of the Nashbar sandals – I think the Shimanos are wider than the Nashbar sandals (and they went back to 2 straps :)).…[Read more]
Picked up my new 2 strap Shimano sandals yesterday! Had the 3 strap but the sides blew out and I couldn’t fix them – bought a pair of Nashbars that I’ve used the last two years (they have a very rugged sole that I suggest you put an insert – they tore up my heels but after the inserts they were fine).
Take a look at an Iowa Highway map – dump stations are usually marked. Regarding your request for overnight town residents, highly unlikely you’ll get many responses from this forum; recommend you go to the overnight town website (they will have a specific RAGBRAI website) and look at their housing options. They’ll give you instruction on what…[Read more]
I’ve started to use Strava (but only because it links up with my Garmin vivoactive HR), but am seriously considering going back to MapMyRide. MapMyRide’s app is much more flexible than Strava and has many more options (example: if I ride a stationary bike it has an option for that in MapMyRide, while Strava does not – in Strava’s forums, Strava…[Read more]