Road Diary

A Day-By-Day Recap

Mission Dairy Queen

June 1, 2023

Day 3 of the ride started like most, with Justin being the first to rise and get the coffee going. Justin usually makes his delicious…

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Alternate Routes

May 31, 2023

Before we get too far into the day 2 ride, we certainly didn’t want to leave the readers hanging with how the day went…

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Kicking off the 2023 ride

May 30, 2023

The time has come for the annual CEM 900 ride! Justin spent Memorial Day preparing the newly acquired mother ship in preparation for the rigorous…

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A pain in the posterior

June 8, 2022

The riders were up and at ‘em just after 6 am, eager to begin a new day.  It was the final day of the ride,…

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Work gets in the way

June 7, 2022

Team 3 Riders: Justin Elder, John Konrad, and Kyle Swartout Support Driver: Matt Stepanek It’s always hard to imagine what takes the riders so long to…

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Good intentions

June 6, 2022

Team 3 Riders: Justin Elder, John Konrad, and Kyle SwartoutSupport Driver:  Matt Stepanek For CEM team 3, the morning was full of promise and hope. The…

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Tail Winds -n- Wheel Spins

June 6, 2022

Today would be a travel/transition day, so we grabbed a quick breakfast and hit the trail early toward Eveleth. After a couple of loops around…

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Why are you in Aurora?

June 5, 2022

We woke to another beautiful morning, sun shining and already warming at Sherwood Forest Campground in Gilbert. Our morning was leisurely and relaxed as we…

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Searching for Virginia

June 4, 2022

The Leg 2 group of riders Kathy Kelly and Dennis Hill, along with support drivers Ann and Doug Gurholt, arrived Friday evening to take…

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Wrapping up Leg 1

June 3, 2022

Friday marked the final day riding for the Leg 1 team, and the arrival of the Leg 2 riders Dennis Hill, Kathy Kelly, John…

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Towns along the ride

June 2, 2022

Thursday marked the Leg 1 riders’ second day riding, and the last day on the Heartland/Paul Bunyan Trails. At the end of Thursday’s ride the…

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First day on the trails

June 1, 2022

Wednesday broke cool but clear for the team’s first day on the trails. Jay made sure everyone was fueled for the ride with a breakfast…

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