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Thoughts From the Ride (posted by Jo Ann, Todd’s mom)

Ten years ago Todd began riding what is to this point a yearly odyssey–LOTOJA. His dad Tom drove support for him while his beautiful wife Lisa; lovely daughters Caitlin, Kira, and Kodi; and I spent the hours following behind and … Continue reading

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RFR 2015 Day 4 (Ely to Delta, 112 miles)- The Ministry of Angels

For me, this is always the toughest day.  Sit bones are sore.  Feet are sore.  Legs are sore.  Hands are sore.  Get the picture?  But, we know that the worst day on the bike is still better than the best … Continue reading

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RFR 2015 Day 3 (Austin to Ely, 121 miles)

Day 3 is always a rude awakening (no pun intended) when we start.  We LITERALLY leave the hotel, turn left, and start climbing Pinto.  So, no warm up time, no stretch the sore legs, just ride, ride, ride. Somehow I forgot … Continue reading

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RFR 2015 Day 2 (Cold Springs to Austin, 120 miles)

Ouch.  Yeah, for sure- OUCH!  Mid-90s today.  I was on top of my game with my nutrition, and drinking water as fast as I could get to it. Still, I think I got dehydrated.  It was crazy out there!  The first … Continue reading

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RFR 2015 Day 1 (Reno to Cold Springs, 137 miles)

Well, we closed out day 1 of RFR.  A few interesting things happened along the way… First was my cassette.  It had been skipping a bit as we rolled out of Reno. As we began Geiger Grade climb, it started revolting.  It’s … Continue reading

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670 miles and many reasons to ride…

Let’s do this!  The Ride From Reno 2015 kicks off tomorrow morning at 7:00 from the Reno arch.  We’ll have 17 riders who will pedal every stroke from Reno tomorrow to Huntsman Cancer Hospital on Saturday.  670 miles.  2 states.  25K+ of … Continue reading

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Ride From Reno- Day 3

OK, although I’m blogging about RFR on my own blog, toddhandy.blogspot.com, I wanted to give two shouts out- specifically to the KOM and QOM of the day. Ravell and Darcie had KOM/QOMs on Strava, and Ravell actually had multiples.  Those … Continue reading

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Ride From Reno- Day 5/6 (Handy)

Well, it’s time to post my last post on the Ride From Reno/Huntsman 140, and go back to real life- family (which I missed), work (which I didn’t miss, but which I love and need to get back to), and … Continue reading

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