My wife and I have enjoyed several week-long rides (7 days, 75-120 mpd) on singles over the past several years. We are about to order our first tandem (CoMotion Speedster) and we are interested in riding more of these rides on the new bike.
I have read several posts regarding the RAGBRAI, the associated conjestion and the questionable attitude towards tandems. Is this ride really the place for a tandem team that likes to go fast as much as enjoy the scenery? Will we be constantly dodging 5-abreast riders moving at 10 mph and making enemies as we pass them at any higher rate of speed?
Iowa looks very interesting to us, as we have never visited that part of the country, but if the ride is more oriented to slower moving cyclists and large packs of leisurely riders that dominate the road, perhaps a different ride would be better for us.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated.