Road Diary

A Day-By-Day Recap

Traveling to kick-off the 2022 ride

May 31, 2022

The Leg 1 riders for this year’s CEM 900 gathered on Tuesday, May 31, to travel to Akeley, Minnesota, where they begin the first…

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Another successful CEM 900

June 22, 2021

Despite covid in 2020 and 2021, the ride has gone on! This year’s 16th Annual Merchants Bank Christian Elder Memorial 900 (CEM 900) charity…

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Riding to the Finish

June 5, 2019

Wednesday marked the final 62-mile ride for the 2019 CEM900, and like each of the preceding five days, it promised to be another perfect…

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Jim Won’t Quit

June 4, 2019

Tuesday morning began with the aroma of Jay’s breakfast being made, a medley of fried eggs and sliced potatoes with toast and jelly. It also…

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Surprised on the Trail

June 3, 2019

Monday marked the beginning of the final three-day leg of the 2019 CEM900. It promised to be another perfect day, sunny and cool in the…

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We Have to Go Back?

June 2, 2019

Early morning was pristine on the lake, not even a hint of a breeze over the glassy water. It was quite cool again, but the…

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If I’m Home, I’m Open

June 1, 2019

We awoke to a bright but chilly morning by the lake, so we clearly would not be in a rush to get going again…

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We’re Better Than That

May 31, 2019

Leg 2 of the ride began with an entirely new crew. John, Kathy, Dennis, Brian, and Jack are riding, and they will be supported for…

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Up & At ‘Em

May 30, 2019

Somehow the boys found themselves going to bed too late and now having to get up too early! The alarm went off at 6:40am, as…

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Power Struggles

May 29, 2019

After a peaceful yet chilly night of sleeping, the group awoke around 7am. Coffee was the first thing on everyone’s minds, and a full…

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Departure and Arrival

May 28, 2019

The first day of the 2019 CEM900 started off early, with our group of 4 meeting for a 7am departure. This leg includes Justin…

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Riding to the Finish

June 7, 2018

As the team prepared for the final day of riding on Thursday, Jay again cooked up a hearty breakfast for the riders.  All were…

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