I’m excited for,
enjoying a craft beer and a brat
soaking in a swimming pool after the day’s ride
most of all I’m excited to be riding my bike on roads that for that one week of the year are owned by
cyclists not motorists!
Some “professional” shutdown time riders find a shady spot to wait it out. After a time everything opens up again and you can then find what you are seeking. If you find yourself behind the shutdown, just wait it out. No worries.
In our group, roughly 11% of our fully registered cyclists did not show up to ride. too hot? too covid? days too long? I don’t know. How about other groups? Did you have no-shows as well? Maybe that explains the discrepancy between reported and actual numbers of riders.
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]