Month: May 2021

#TridgeToBridge240 – Finished!!!

4d 11h 20m 51s 😊2021 #TridgeToBridge240 – Finished!! Thank you all so much for all the love and support on my #StupidIdeas page these last few days. It’s time now for a little family time up north, but I promise when I get home to try and answer each and every one. Thank you!!! ♥️…
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#TridgeToBridge240 – Day Four

Today started much like yesterday; temperatures in the upper 30’s, but with overcast skies and a steady 15-20 mph headwind from the north. Like so many things in life that are out of our control, if we stay positive and keep moving forward, eventually the situation will improve. And by late morning the sun had…
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#TridgeToBridge240 – Day Three

Today was hard. I ran longer and farther than either of the first two days. The temperature dropped to 39F overnight, then struggled to reach 50F this afternoon. The unsupported nature of this event means that the only clothes I have are the ones I started with. I planned for the change in weather, but…
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Welcome to Day Three

I’ve covered almost 23 miles since I started just after midnight this morning. It’s currently 39F, and I’m absolutely freezing. I wouldn’t change a thing. Good morning 😊 Tracking.MattsStupidIdeas.comTridgeToBridge240.com

#TridgeToBridge240 – Day Two

This afternoon I came across two men from a construction company working on putting up some sort of industrial fence. As I passed by, one of them set down his cordless drill, smiled, and waved.“Your buddies are about an hour ahead of ya!!” he yelled across the four lane roadway. This was one of at…
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#TridgeToBridge240 – Day One

Why would anyone do that?!? For the experience of every day out here. It’s meeting the people that work in the small, family owned stores, that we so often zip right by in our cars without giving a second thought. It’s seeing all the special things these towns you’ve never heard of are known for.…
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2021 #TridgeToBridge240

The plan last year was a one time event. But I’d be lying if I told you it was anything less than an incredible experience. Now, here we are not quite a year later, and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the summer of 2021 than an epic adventure up north…
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The #Kranza170 (ish.)

On the second weekend of May, my friend Mr. Roy Kranz puts together an epic cycling event. A self supported gravel ride covering 170 beautiful miles through rural Clare and Osceola counties in central Michigan. Every year I immediately sign up, knowing that I’m not trained for it, and I’ll be almost immediately dropped by…
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