Category Archives: Trip Preparations

Everyone is scrambling!!!

TABR is coming and everyone is feeling the crunch! Well, I am sure there are some that are completely prepared and just waiting to head to the start line. That is not me! Right now, I am waiting on my … Continue reading

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It is what it is

Well, the time for Trans Iowa is upon me. Just 3 days until I race 331 miles of Iowa gravel roads and I am not ready. Not even close. I certainly have excuses for not being ready. Work has been … Continue reading

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73 days and counting

Just a little over two months from now, I will be lining up for the 11th running of the gravel grinding monster known as Trans Iowa. TI.V11, as it is called, takes place on the weekend of April 25-26, starting … Continue reading

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The water is warm! (I hope)

If you have read any of my blog before, you know that when it comes to getting into something, I pretty much dive in. I have always thought that if you are going to jump in, don’t just ease into … Continue reading

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Work is done… and work begins!

I should be knee deep in packing and preparing for next week. Not so much. After finishing up my work day and most of what I needed to accomplish before I call it quits for a week, I got some … Continue reading

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Ready to roll!!!

      So I’m finally all packed.  Bullseye and a bunch of my other gear are all packed in the box and will be checked baggage.  The rest of my things are packed in one of my panniers and … Continue reading

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Hurdles

This will be short as I have a ton of things to try to do today, but I wanted to take a moment to fill everyone in on the latest developments.  I really should have expected something.  As things have … Continue reading

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To be inspired is to feel alive!

As I continue preparations for my trip, I have been talking to anyone I see and telling them of my upcoming journey.  Of course there are those occasional folks who think I’m nuts for even thinking about riding a bicycle … Continue reading

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Preparations continue

I realize that there is quite a gap between my first post and this one, but it has been a whirlwind month! Since making the decision to go, I’ve been planning everything, ordering equipment, trying to get as many rides … Continue reading

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Decisions: How it all began

So yesterday was the day.  The day I decided I am going to ride the TransAmerica Trail.  There is so much involved in planning and preparing that my head is spinning just thinking about it, but the excitement is pure.  … Continue reading

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