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Some Final Words

The Great Race was a pretty amazing ride. We spent ten full days as a team from when we were reunited in St. Paul on June 20, to the finish line and awards ceremony in Mobile on June 30. We covered 2100 miles on the trip alone, not including Brian and Tony driving the car […]

Day 11: …And Across the Line!

All good things must come to an end, and so we find ourselves at the end of the 2013 Great Race. It’s been a pretty amazing ride, and it all came to a close at our final stop in Mobile, Alabama. Brian and Nik took over for our final day, driving and navigating us to […]

Day 10: Holding Strong in Cajun Country

We are just one day away from wrapping up this cross country road rally. Today’s run took us out westward out of Baton Rouge, only to double back and bring us to our night stop in Covington, LA. The legs today were certainly more varied than yesterday. Instead of many long, steady speed sections, we […]

Day 9: A Good Solid Day

It was another hot day down here in the American South. Thankfully, it wasn’t quite as hot as yesterday, but not cool by any means. We were really feeling the heat at our lunch stop today. Stepping out of the car onto the sun baked pavement we were hit with a wave of hot air. […]

The Great Race Day 5: Getting Stronger Everyday

Today’s stretch took us from from Davenport, IA, through Peoria, IL, and on into Hannibal, MO, hometown of Mark Twain. Today also featured more rain once again, with a soggy morning to get us going. Because of the rain, a number of timed segments in the morning were canceled. One of them still remained, and […]