“The wind giveth and the wind taketh away,” my stoker says to me as we ride south into a southerly headwind. It’s the last day of BRAG and we fear it’s going to be a long one as we have 60 miles to go. Yesterday’s tailwinds are today’s headwinds and we are struggling to maintain… Read More BRAG 2013 Day 6: Party in the Park and the BRAG Awards
As you remember from yesterday, Tropical Storm Andrea invited herself to the party and doused everyone who rode. Today she is gone, and in her wake she leaves a gift, a “furious” 15 mph tailwind for most of the day. We leave Waycross just before 8AM and immediately get stuck at a railroad crossing with… Read More BRAG 2013 Day 5: Flat, Fast and Furious
There’s not much that can get my lazy rear out of bed at 5:30AM. But we have a race to ride this morning and it’s time to go. We are racing Tropical Storm Andrea to Waycross. Who will get there first, our bikes or the rain? Read on to find out… We hit the road… Read More BRAG 2013 Day 4: Deluge Day
Wednesday on BRAG is traditionally the layover day, which means you can do a loop ride of anywhere between zero and one hundred miles. You can also do your laundry if you are out of clean cycling clothes. After sleeping late (6:30!), we hit the road to find out that many of our fellow riders… Read More BRAG 2013 Day 3: The Layover Loop
We were wondering where the heat has been this year in Georgia and today we find it on our ride from Tifton to Douglas. The morning starts out nice, but we feel the humidity in the air. Unlike Day 1, there’s not a whole lot to see at today’s rest stops, but it’s always good… Read More BRAG 2013 Day 2: The Heat is On!
It’s Eve’s birthday, and what a better way to celebrate than with the first official day of BRAG. Our start point is Cordele and we ride parallel to I-75 South for most of the day, all the way to Tifton. Like us, you have probably driven on this part of 75 many times, but this… Read More BRAG 2013 Day 1: They Say It’s Your Birthday
Greetings from the watermelon capital of Georgia, Cordele. We are here to start the 2013 version of BRAG, which will take us to St. Mary’s on the coast by Saturday. Due to cost cutting, the ride is only six days long this year instead of the customary week. Will we have 16% less fun? No… Read More BRAG 2013 Day 0: The Purist Prologue