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RAGBRAI Planning
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sunnywiz
This weekend, i'm sleeping in the tent every night .. and using my 2 bags that i'll have on RAGBRAI.. getting the logistics figured out.

This is a timelapse of me TRYING to put the tent together. This is my third time doing it, you'd think i'd be smoother by now.

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Random RAGBRAI encounter
At Scheller's Cyclery in Middletown, chatting with a guy there.. turns out, he's ridden RAGBRAI several times (prior to becoming a dad). Turns out, he rode on the 25th anniverary ride (which I was on as well). He remembers andhas the T-Shirt for an event called Saggy Thursday [link]. I rode support that day myself, but he confirmed it: You had to Pedal Downhill.

Things I still need to do (mostly talking to myself here):

a) repack my "on the bike" bag: insect repellant, sunscreen, a small container of chamois butter, box of small ziplocks
b) acquire a small fanny pack big enough for wallet + phone + gopro + camera + TP + wipes
e) Bike changes: fix gear 3-7, mount pump on frame
f.5) determine what additional 1ofakind clothing to take - on bike, in the bag.
h) Fanny pack mount the gopro.
i) ... ? I'm sure there's other stuff.

Just before leaving:
d) stuff in the tent sub-bag: pills, earplugs
c) pack a showering / grooming sub-bag: extra towel(s), [read pork belly manifesto], toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash
f) Packing of clothing: seperate ziplocks for each day (shirt, socks, [shamois], and post shower clothing)
g) Packing of electronics: phone charger, gopro charger, camera charger

What to do about the GoPro?

I'm at a bit of a loss about the GoPro. My initial desire was to mount it on my handlebars and do a time lapse of at least one day of riding.
Here's the problems:
- at 2 images per second, sped up to 15 frames per second, its still too frighteningly fast to be useful.
- the battery lasts somewhere between 1 to 4 hours, depending on what SD card I use(!). Does not seem to be dependent on how often pictures are taken(!!)

This makes my original plan non-feasible. So, what do instead is:
- Take it
- Video little unique stops along the way, like the pancake guy (If he's still there). Fanny-pack mount it somehow.
- Turn it off between takes. Use it sparingly.
- Take seperate camera for taking pictures.
- maybe i can take a timelapse of people going up a hard hill or something like that as well.
I shall see what opportunities avail themselves.

Looking forward to the week of July 22-30th.

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