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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 8: A Strong Day, A Hot Day

We’ve ventured all the way down to Vicksburg, Mississippi today, and finished fairly strong. Today it was Tony at the wheel, and me navigating. We ended with our best stage score yet, a 25.25 second error. That being said, it was only three legs, so it was naturally going to be lower than normal, but […]

The Great Race Day 7: Life in the Car

Today went pretty well, especially when considering yesterday’s somewhat disappointing run. The weather stayed clear for the most part, with only occasional showers. None of the legs were washed out, and we managed to avoid a lot of traffic. That being said, today was pretty warm, but otherwise, not a bad day. And the day […]

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 […]

The Great Race Day 4: Ups and Downs

Our fourth full day, and our second timed day, was a rather unusual one. It started off relatively normally. Like any other day, we started early in the morning with some breakfast, and joined the other drivers at the hotel to receive our instructions. But we were informed that they would start giving out directions […]