Into The White’s

It was my daughter’s idea. She wanted to use some of her vacation doing something active and different with me. However, the activity and its planning was up to me. After sorting through a variety of my daughter’s suggestions,¬†hiking the White Mountains in New Hampshire on a hut-to-hut format became our early July adventure. All…
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Trans Iowa V11 Wet + Worthwhile

Upon reaching Grinnell, IA and the Grinnell Steakhouse, I was greeted by friendly staff who directed me to the Trans Iowa registration area. After brief introductions, some instructions from Guitar Ted (Event Director), and an awesome t-shirt for my volunteer efforts work began. Tony (another volunteer) and I were staffing the registration table. The process…
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Trans Iowa V11 Volunteer

In a few hours¬†I’ll be at the Grinnell Steakhouse in Grinnell, IA beginning my volunteer stint for Trans Iowa V11. For those who aren’t familiar with this event, it’s a 32 hour, 330+ mile, unsupported gravel road adventure in central Iowa. Guitar Ted, the director of this event, as well as a seasoned bike mechanic…
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END-SURE Recap + Pictures

FIRST of ALL, thank you to the almost 90 participants who came out to experience this event! Many of you traveled significant distances and trusted that a good event would be provided. I hope your expectations were met and your journey was safe. I hope that you’ll return not only for END-SURE, but for other…
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END-SURE Final Pictures + Updates

Due to the late return from the final marking of the END-SURE route this did not get posted last night. This first picture is an indication of the course markings where they are needed. The vast majority of the North Country Trail is easily followed. Also, where you may see significant branches blocking a small…
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