Category Archives: Trans Am 2011

It is finished

Well, as many of you may already know through Facebook, I have finished the ride and I am now home. It was an amazing journey. Many highs, lows and in betweens. Some pain, both physical and emotional, but generally speaking, … Continue reading

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Big day again

So today, with about 230 miles left, I really wanted to make some good mileage and posture myself to be able to finish tomorrow. First things first, I was up and at em early. I hit the road at 7:30. … Continue reading

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Finishing up the Appalachains

I’m so glad I took yesterday off. Not only was the weather better today and I needed the rest, but it gave the snow a chance to melt to the north along the parkway. Yesterday would’ve been nasty and miserable, … Continue reading

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Time for a break

So here is the list of things I was thinking of for today: -There was a massive storm system that is rolling through the northeast dumping rain and snow and causing temperatures to plummet. -I’m in the northeast. -Being in … Continue reading

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Cold and wet

After an absolutely AMAZING game six last night (!), I was excited to get going today and man up in the adverse weather conditions. I didn’t get out really early though. It was 9:00 when I left. Not bad seeing … Continue reading

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Keep pedaling

I guess I was tired. After going to bed early, I slept in late and didn’t hit the road until 10:10. ¬†Even still, with all that rest and a pretty good tailwind, when I came to a hill, I just … Continue reading

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Damascus and Mt Rogers

I knew today was going to be a big day and it didn’t waste any time getting started. 150′ of climb directly out the door in the first .3 mile. That’s ok. I don’t ever worry about warming up anyway! … Continue reading

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Getting beat up in the mountains

When I left Elk Horn City this morning, there wasn’t any getting warmed up. Straight to work climbing. I had over 1200′ in the first 10 miles. Within that 10, I crossed into Virginia. I’m now in my last state! … Continue reading

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Almost finished with Kentucky

This morning I was up at 8 and after taking a little too long to get going, out the door at 9:30. After asking the girl at the front desk last night about traffic on my route, I was pretty … Continue reading

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Into the Appalachians

After staying up entirely too late watching the baseball game and seeing the forecasted low of 35, I decided to sleep in a bit and let it warm up. Up at 9:00, breakfast, gather everything and prepare for the day. … Continue reading

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