Sunday, May 3, 2009

transiowa v.5 (short version)

i did it. 314 miles (plus however many ridden while lost). i think 11th overall. second ever to finish fixed. plenty of stories. long version in segments soon. this might be the most i've ever hurt in my life not counting injuries. countless people to thank for helping/supporting/making it possible. hopefully i'll get around to naming all of you.

17 comments:

Misty said...

Congrats Ben! I'm so excited for you! Thank you to Julie for keeping me updated with texts! Awesome job!

Paul said...

Great job out there Ben! I can't imagine riding those hills fixed! Amazing job.

Thanks for frame as well! That is so nice!

kc said...

right on bro! now what? :)

shockstar said...

now...sleep. lots and lots of sleep. and beer.

Captain Bob said...

Awesome!! Happy for you man.

Joe said...

KICK ASS!!!! YOU ROCK SHOCKY!!!!

Andy said...

Awesome job, tell me you had a High Life after.

Neve_r_est said...

If it ain't fixed, it's broken. Did you win a freewheel ;)

Congrats,
DG

colin said...

Damn, you rule. I told my dad you finished. He said exactly this; "Over 300 miles on gravel!?! Wow. Fixed? And he didn't coast? Wow! Gravel! Please don't ever do that race. All gravel? He's nuts. Promises you won't do that. Wow. Gravel!"

Webbies said...

Nice Job Man!

Cornbread said...

Nice work dude! Great meeting you at the finish line!

MG said...

nice job Ben! it was great to ride with you brother. thanks for the great memories. we had a lot of good ones over 300+ miles...

cheers,
mg

d.p. said...

fvkin'right!

Ari said...

Ben,
congrats on such a good job. Must have been the custom carbon fiber cast on your hand. Hope to meet you in decorah once again!!
Ari,

Squirrel said...

Great Job Ben! See you soon!

Cellarrat said...

in best wanes world acting out....

NOT WORTHY!


way to kick it man!

Angela Trent said...

Well Shocky,
I don't know you but I know your sister Amy. I must say when she told me about this I was very impressed! Congratulations to you! You really gotta want to do what you did in order to do it and you really went above and beyond in your sport, it seems! Way to go!
AT