This has been a great conversation and I love to hear the stories of years past. Thanks everyone! I come from an area where we ride 1-2K feet of climb in a 20ish mile trek but the biggest hill is 7% grade. Plenty of the hills on Ragbrai this year were between 7% and 10%. I was actually quite pleased with how I handled them.
That’s true, I just can’t imagine the charting involved to keep accurate yet depersonalized records. I have no first hand account of how the first aid workers documented treatment but as a healthcare worker, I can’t see an easy way to do it in the chaos of RAGBRAI.
On another note, I appreciate your input on the forums, KenH and though I’m not…[Read more]
As a virgin rider this year from a relatively flat part of Texas, I hung my hat on this route being the 8th flattest. I handled the hills fine (with the exception of the last two coming into Keokuk) but I can’t wrap my brain around 39 routes being hillier. I’d love to hear more about the hillier routes from veteran riders. How different are they?…[Read more]
I don’t see how there could be, it’d be a HIPAA violation. One of our team members was pushed into the cones in Indianola by another cyclist. She saw two EMTs before stopping for an ER visit 40 miles down the road (broken elbow, out the rest of the wee). She could be counted as two injuries if they counted treatment encounters, ya know?
My 10 year old’s best buddy is considering joining us on Ragbrai. I originally thought we’d have his mom purchase a non-rider’s wrist band but now that it’s getting closer I’m wondering if this is the best option. I’ve already closed my group. Neither of his parents are coming with us. Will he need a waiver since he’s not riding? Can his mom…[Read more]