I think daily covid health checks for everyone would help. Ask those 5 or 6 health questions and do a temperature check. It could be done anywhere people are waiting in line, showers, kybos, beer tents. Once they pass, issue them a lock-on wrist band like Ragbrai uses. Have a different color band for each day. When I go to the pool or gym, I am…[Read more]
The last bike I bought, which I didn’t really need, has rim brakes. Hydraulic disc brakes were not in the budget. I’m a S.O.B. so rim brakes are just fine. One stage of the TDF this year was won on a rim brake bike. I think some of the good points about disc brakes don’t have anything to do with braking and modulation.
1. Disc brakes maybe allow…[Read more]
So… 3 things
1. Thanks Ragbrai for making the correct call on 2020.
2. Ragbrai 2021 What do you think the odds are that it will be cancelled? I think 50/50.
3. When you can, spend some of your refunded Ragbrai fees with your LBS.
I’m also looking for long term parking (9 days) of course there is long term at Clinton airport but a little pricey. When Ragbrai gets closer, hopefully a cheaper option Ragbrai related will be offered.
So…rain. People are all over the place with recommendations, from don’t worry about it just enjoy it to buy good rain gear and have it with you always. They are all correct. The thing is to know thyself. Do you get cold riding in the rain? Be prepared. If rain serves to cool you off in a good way, then don’t worry about it. I remember riding…[Read more]
and here I thought this time of year on the ragbrai forum would be boring. How about make one ride totally human powered and one ride e-bikes? Then I wouldn’t have to deal with those other bastids, not choosing sides.
Bob ya don’t get it. Ride your horse-drawn recumbent. Post a lot of pictures. That would be great. I bet people would love it.
Mootsman, lets say I’m riding my e-bike and my support driver is at the meeting town w my charger and a generator. Then I’ll meet them again at the overnight town. I’m staying in a camper. I’m riding all week. This seems…[Read more]
Seriously, how exactly is Ragbrai going to eliminate e-bikes from Ragbrai? Then they can eliminate bandits, boom boxes, alcohol, draft lines and anybody else who doesn’t ride Ragbrai the way you think they should.
I would never ride an e-bike on Ragbrai, it would feel like cheating. However riding Ragbrai on an e-bike could be a big thing for…[Read more]
So, some people rode e-bikes on ragbrai 2018? how about 2017? 2016? For how many years have e-bikes been on ragbrai? That gives us some history. Lets hear the stories about how e-bikes ruined your ragbrai. Remember the sail bikes? They are non-human powered bikes. For me, e-bikes are just another aspect of the rolling circus that is ragbrai. I…[Read more]
I would pay for an extra truck to carry the bikes fully assembled to the start town. Currently we have to box them up. Every time I disassemble and reassemble my bike I get a new scratch on the bike and one on me. Plus I never get it assembled quite the same way again. Beer and brats on me. I’d still sleep in the tent and stand in all the lines…[Read more]
The Iowa City Press Citizen reports that the person who drove over a man sleeping in his tent was sentenced to 5 years in prison. This crime occured during the 2016 ragbrai. I don’t know how to post the article, but you can google it.
Will it rain? Maybe. Will it be a cold rain? Maybe. I’m a skinny old person who gets cold in the rain. I carry rain gear to keep my head and core warm and dry every day of ragbrai. I don’t trust the weather reports I have the rain gear tucked under the handle bars where it doesn’t bother me or the workings of the bike.
My riding buddy isn’t…[Read more]
I use a glasses mount rear view mirror. I ride on aero bars a lot, but not so much during Ragbrai because of the crowds. I also use a second mirror that mounts on the head tube believe it or not. Instead of cranking my head up from aero, I look down at the head tube mirror to check traffic behind. The view is between my inside left leg and the top…[Read more]