Sometimes I can go all week without seeing the person who camped in the tent next to me. There are so many great things about RAGBRAI week, 1 rider you don’t agree with on whatever level shouldn’t ruin your ride, I would hope. But…if you decide not to join the ride, we’ll still have plenty of people out there having fun sharing another week in…[Read more]
When I was a kid, periodically family or friends would come to visit at our farm for an afternoon or evening – “company”. It was customary to have a dessert to share. Pie on RAGBRAI in a similar way symbolizes to me the community members saying welcome to us – their “company” for a short period of time. I found a wonderful strawberry rhubarb in…[Read more]
Looking forward to 35th & Taylor in Onawa. Also, the Brazillian(?) duo. Guess I’d better review those overnight websites so I know which town has which entertainment. Always fun to hear & see someone new. Disappointed we will miss Maddie Poppe this year, but will hope for another year.
Funny….just yesterday I was commenting I thought that was a good idea. There are so many points of interest in the pass through and overnight towns that are not always seen due to the mass of humanity on site. These videos have given me some ideas of what some of these businesses will be offering (if anything) to riders, as well as a few…[Read more]
Quite possibly if we could get close, will also check on that with my team driver. He may be able to come pick us up wherever you are camping, but I don’t know – not sure where we are staying in Onawa yet.
In the 3 years I have ridden RAGBRAI my shoes have either been tennis shoes or regular Keen sandals. They have worked well for me and my style of riding. Add to that……most of the time when somebody toppled over near me it seemed they were having difficulty getting their shoes unclipped form the pedals. I agree with so many others here,…[Read more]
In 2014 there was a school group, I believe, in Emmetsburg serving Maid Rites. Those really hit the spot for a native Iowan no longer able to get those in my local area. Fresh salad is a nice treat also but I can understand the limitations there also.
Those few individuals who ride left of the yellow center line, then yell at the oncoming motorist because their car doesn’t move further to the shoulder. Since the roads are not closed to autos, we are to keep our bikes on the right of center when there is oncoming traffic. These individuals probably don’t understand – episodes like that are…[Read more]
How important is it to use my road/RAGBRAI bike (in my case, a hybrid) on the trainer? I have an older bike I could use on the trainer and leave my preferred bike available. For conditioning purposes, it seems to me it may not be a big issue. Am I correct?
I’ve been thinking of getting an indoor trainer to prepare for 2018 – and help keep that winter pudge at bay. But…I would be glad for suggestions. I would like to be able to easily remove my bike anytime I find a warm winter/spring day that calls me to ride outside. It looks like there are many different price ranges and, I assume, quality levels.