Awesome! I’m glad to hear it’s for next year. You have plenty of time to plan and find a charter with tent service. If you call some that have been recommended, or others that you find, they’ll be able to give you a good “feel” for the atmosphere. I definitely agree with your thoughts on the tent service. The ride is challenging enough.…[Read more]
I’m with Ken… I think it may be too late to get the tent service. We used Pork Belly Ventures with the tent service when we rode in 2014. We had nine-year-old twin boys and a 12-year-old daughter who turned 13 on the ride. That was the second RAGBRAI for my husband and myself. We had such a hard time the first time that we knew we needed to…[Read more]
Some great advice here, and I think you can do it.
I recommend 1000 miles pre-RAGBRAI.
Also, as Bob said, riding likely won’t be enough for real weight loss. I’ve done about 1700 miles per year over the last 2 years, with a weight loss of about 10 pounds in the first few months of riding. I’ll take it, especially since it’s not the only…[Read more]