Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2014’

RAGBRAI conclusion

I approach the last day’s ride with excitement, anticipation and sadness. I’m excited because I have peddled six days, and even though some of the hills have been very taxing, I enjoyed the challenge, met wonderful riders and had many days of beautiful scenery. This last day is like the others around 75-80 miles and hilly. Word is that many …

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RAGBRAI Continued

By days three and four we were getting into the routine of the ride. Naturally you need to drink and eat even if you’re not thirsty or hungry, and for me that meant stopping at timed intervals and drinking about a liter of water or diluted Gatorade. Mini breaks also gave me the opportunity to stretch my back and shoulder …

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RAGBRAI continued

Nick and I arrived at the first destination, 80 miles from the starting point. The ride was hot and windy but we arrives mid afternoon. After locating our luggage, which is a real challenge ,especially after peddling 80 miles. All of the luggage is taken from the truck and left in a heap for the owners to retrieve. Luggage must …

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Cycling vs Golf

I recently finished an adventure that I would have never started had it not been for my brother. My brother Gary called me in April and said, “Carl, I’ve signed us up for an event.” Now over the years we have done some pretty cool things like spelunking caves in east Tennessee, riding motorcycles to the Florida Keys, Martha’s Vineyard, …

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