Thanks For The Support

I just wanted to send out a special “thank you” to all those who helped make my RAGBRAI journey a success.

To ride a bicycle 500 plus miles across the state of Iowa takes a lot of support believe it or not.
Thanks to Jean Earl for the use of her late husband’s road bike. (Jean, I road from Iowa City to Davenport in honor of your family).

Thank you High Gear bike shop and Bike World of Des Moines for the mechanical work. Without your exxpert detailed work this trip would have been a job not a joy….The bike worked great.

Thank you Christophe Noel for the hard case to transport the bike…got to get me one bro.

Thank you Gerald Graves and Des Moines First Assembly/Team Impact for well planned out support. – The support vehicle’s sleeping accommodations and schedule were top notch. The amazing people on this team were pleasing to be with for the entire 7 days.

Thanxz to Dave Douglas for pain relief advice – you know what I’m talkin bout bro.

Thank you pastor Scott Rooks and the fabulous congregation of  Westside Assembly of God. The homecoming welcome was an unbelievable gift to me .

Thank you Patty Chesling and tribe for the laundry, transportation and memory support – I love you guys,
Thank you Steve and Kelli Grubbs for the hospitality I received at your beautiful home and beautiful family.

Thank you Mom, Dad and my brother for pick ups and transportation the airport.
Thank you to my wife Brenda for the encouragement and gift to get me to Iowa and back,
Thank you to Adam my son – in law for covering PFA while I was “suffering”. Lol

Iowa is not flat…..Here is a link that compares Ragbrai with Ride the Rockies.


Thanks to the RAGBRAI people and leadership for an awesome experience – no wonder 10,000 people join in your event each year. – this was epic for me.
Thank you gracious God for health and the desire you put in me to adventure your planet.

Finally, thank you to the state of IOWA for some amazing, loving, and fun people –My home state of  Iowa Rocks

We started with around 8000 cyclist in Glenwood Iowa and fnishished with approx 20,000 cyclist riding into Davenport.


Steve the rodie for a summer


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