Live365 is a great phone app to track ‘people’ if you want to keep a phone on the bus. The app suuports different groups so you could have a full team group and then another group for those only allowed access to the bus locatation. As others have mentioned, they’re only as good as the phone service. You at least have access to last pinged location.
You can cover your bars with a tall kitchen bag and a large baggie for your seat (or buy a seat cover). The bike can also be parked upside down on it’s bars and seat. I bring a small amount of chain lube and paper towels to redo the chain; especially if it rains and you ride through it.
I’ll go with lack of miles. That major of cramping would be similar to a charley horse at night after a very (very) hard ride. You can usually feel riding cramps coming on. As everyone mentioned, for RAGBRAI I would either always use electrolyte tablets in your ‘water’ bottles or take salt tablets like the SaltStick product. I prefer SaltStick…[Read more]