'BACooN Ride 4'

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  1. #1 Posted May 11, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Anyone from Iowa here ever been on this ride the last three years? Looks like I've talked myself into trying it this year. It takes place on the Raccoon River Valley trail and is 71 miles of various bacon treats! The only thing I have to ride is one of my old British three speeds. Hoping that will suffice. Just wondering if anyone else has tried it and what to expect.
     
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  2. #2 Posted May 11, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    is there gonna be Bacon?
     
  3. #3 Posted May 11, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    :) At every stop, I hear. lol
     
  4. #4 Posted May 11, 2017

    Wore out more sets of tires...

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    Is it a 71 mile Ride?
    Bacon is Awesome!
     
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  5. #5 Posted May 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Yes, 71 miles. It goes in a loop so you get back to your car. Starts early in the morning and goes till you make it back.....or pass out! I'm hoping I'm up for it. Since I'll be on a heavy old bike does that make 71 miles count as a 'Century Ride'? lol :)
     
  6. #6 Posted May 12, 2017

    Wore out more sets of tires...

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    It sounds fun and Tasty!
    You should work up to it though.
    I remember my 1st few 40+ mile rides. I got home a lil' Saddle sore....
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  7. #7 Posted May 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Bacon is the cocaine of meat
     
  8. #8 Posted May 14, 2017

    Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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    Good question!
     
  9. #9 Posted May 14, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    One of the koolest photo's I've seen in a while!
     
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  10. #10 Posted May 19, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Continuing to wonder......would more speeds (10 or 12 or..) mean faster, more effortless traveling? Starting to rethink this.
     
  11. #11 Posted May 19, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Does the ride show how many feet of elevation gain? Could be a brutal day on an old bike.
     
  12. #12 Posted May 19, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I looked and don't see an elevation chart. I imagine it is out there somewhere. The trail is an old railway bed so one would think that it is mostly flat. I have heard that this year they are running the route in reverse to make it 'more downhill' so there must be some gain in elevation albeit gradual. I'm over-thinking this, that's what I do, but I want to be prepared. I would consider a slightly newer bike, such as a '70's road bike. It would still be lighter than the ones I have now.
     
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