My spouse & I hit the road for RAGBRAI day after tomorrow. I’m well over half-packed. I’ve been doing 20 mile training rides a few mornings a week, and commuting a few miles to work. I haven’t been training hard. But DH insists I’m in much stronger than I was two years ago for our first RAGBRAI together. I’m not sure I agree with him, but I think I’m in fine shape to do a nice, easy treatment of RAGBRAI. I’ll go as slowly as I need to, or as fast as I want to. I’m going to relax going up hills, and bust ass on the straightaways, just for the fun of it. I’ll enjoy the scenery & the quaint little towns we pass through each day. And I’ll only eat pie if I’m damn sure it’s homemade. *** I scrutinize pie. ***
I wish I could finagle taking technology and blogging from RAGBRAI, but I probably won’t. I’ll take notes in a cub reporter’s note pad & write it all up when I get home.