If it moves on 2 or 3 wheels you will see it on RAGBRAI. I have done RAGBRAI 5 times, all on a Terra Tour (20″) trike. Just pick a spot on the right and let the hot shots fly by you. Some of the other advice folks have wrote bears repeating: a) 20″ wheels? Carry and bring extra spare tubes. Also bring along a spare tire. The mechanics in the next…[Read more]
Its a ride, not a race. Is it an unfair advantage to who? I think its an unfair advantage that college age riders with their twenty something hearts and lungs are “competing” with us old fat farts! See you on the climbs….have fun!
This will be my 6th RAGBRAI. The previous five were ridden on a Terra Tour (20″ rear) trike. Its a great time, very comfortable, but extremely slow; especially on hills. The last 4 tours I finished later than I would like to. It seemed I left at 6:30am, finished around 5pm, cleaned up, ate then went to sleep. While I am long gone from party days,…[Read more]
I will be riding my 10 year old red Terra Tour.
Assuming I don’t break it, I will have a red VERSABRELLA to provide me with shade.
Twenty inch wheels all around.
Altec-Lansing Life jacket speaker attached to right side rear of seat.
I have a variety of flag options.
If you are moving at 11 mph, you’ll pass me.
Went to the Arlington Heights (IL) bike swap yesterday. A Cat Trike was being offered. It had a wider cockpit then I’ve tested before. (I didn’t catch the model.) It also included a battery assist setup. All for $1,000. SWEET! I was tempted but my wife was with me and I already store two trikes, one uss recumbent and a sport wedgie in my 4-1/2 room condo.
I always bring one folding 20″ tire when ever I do a week long ride. Only once did I have to replace (front tire on a Vision) a tire on the ride. Usually I just leave it in my camping bag, relying on sag service if problems occur.
You should know bentjay triking is all about the experience. The longer we are out there the more fun we have. That being said, I will be bringing my Vision to a couple of week long rides this year, just not RAGBRAI.
Also riding east west shuttle. This will be my 5th Ragbrai, all with charters. Used PBV last year for first time. A bit pricey with the tent rental (single) but worth it. Only two MINOR complaints. a) one time my tent area was at bottom of a hill. had some pretty good hikes to get anywhere, but it is what it is. b) sometimes its difficult to…[Read more]
Count me in!
I’ve been on 4 previous Ragbrai’s, 2010,2013,2015, and 2016. All on my Terra Tour.
Being a slow fat rider, I tend to finish later in the afternoon exhausted and ready to sleep.
This route will enable us retired party animals the ability to enjoy post route activities.
Also planning on tackling THE BIG BAM RIDE in Missouri; June…[Read more]