Sunday, March 30, 2008

More tomorrow....


About the GRAID:

Matt Maxwell, Steve Fuller, Dennis Grelkand myself started in Lamoni, Iowa on Saturday with the hopes of riding to Emmons, Minnesota roughly 265 miles down the road.

Steve decided to bail after 100 miles or so and then rode 20 miles to his house. Matt stopped in Ames. Both guys did awesome!

Dennis and I left Ames with the intention of going to the border. Four miles down the road, once in Gilbert (where I live!), we decided that a warm bed and hot shower sounded better than the next 65-70 miles to the next town. I think we ended with around 157 miles. I will take it. Especially considering that Dennis and I stopped with energy in the tank, just wanting to sleep more than our desire to ride.

I am very happy with the ride. The bike was flawless and efficient. The ESE wind helped as will!

More tomorrow folks. I am still tired.

Happy training.

10 comments:

Paul Varnum said...

Nice work. Even with a tail wind, they have some really, really big hills in southern Iowa. Pictures don't really do it justice.

Dennis is a pretty cool guy. He does things on a bike that I didn't even know were possible. He is also a mechanical genius.

bontrag said...

Hey, glad to live vicariously through you guys. I wish I could have made it, but I need every weekend to finish up my thesis. I hope to get things done so that I don't have anymore excuses not to take cool rides like this. Hope you enjoyed the different setup:)

the inebriationist said...

Anxiously awaiting the rest.

Good ride sir.

Hilton Meyer said...

Knocking back the miles. Sweet ride, keep up the miles.

Joe said...

Good job!!!!!

gjc said...

I wish I had as much gravel in my blood as you, Paul.

Simmons said...

Way to go guys! I hope post some pictures.

Steve Fuller said...

Paul,

It was a pleasure meeting you on Friday and riding with you on Saturday. We didn't accomplish the end goal, but we had a heck of good ride. 6100 feet of climb in 100 miles, but it was scenic, and the time actually went by quick. This ride definitely felt "short" from a time standpoint.

We'll give it another try sometime this year, and we'll complete it. I'm sure of it.

jinxseo westen said...

More picture please.Good job.
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Loreyn Zabate said...

Amazing! hope you can post more pictures!
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