I rode my first complete Ragbrai about 20 years ago. I do live in SW Iowa and there are some hills, but I had the same question about the best training methods. I attached and pulled a Burley trailer on my bike and loaded it down with a few concrete blocks, and I put the panniers on the bike just to make it heavier. Overkill? probably. But I…[Read more]
I was just in Barnes and Noble today and saw several cycling magazines, and the current runners world with banner headlines about getting fit and shedding pounds. What many of the posts above allude to is “lifestyle change” not “diet.” I would suggest reading a few articles like I suggested above. Get on your bike and ride. have a good time.…[Read more]
Something that helps me decide is how far out of the overnight town is the “Farm Boys” breakfast? Where is “Mr Pork Chop?” Oh yes, and “Beckman’s ice cream. There is so much food on Ragbrai that many people ride across the state and gain weight. Enjoy the pie!
Ragbrai is addictiing! Along with the recommendation for the commando style with good bike shorts, Butt cream can be very handy to handle and groin irritation that might occur. You can pick up small tubes at the bike expo, in glenwood, the evening before Ragbrai starts. And each day there are bike shops set up along the route in some of the…[Read more]
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