Category: StupidIdeas

2022 Bayshore Marathon

At 4:30am my alarm signaled the beginning of the final day of this adventure. After gathering my things I ran the remaining three miles from the state park to Traverse City Central High School for packet pick-up. Even though I’ve done this before, it’s a pretty special moment for me – after everything it’s taken…
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2022 #RunToBayshore – Day 3

I made it to Traverse City!!I would like to say an enormous thank you to these two amazing people, Brandon & Sarah Kern, for feeding me, sharing their campfire, and providing a place for me to sleep tonight. Now it’s time to rest up for the morning, only 26.2 miles of this adventure remain….. 😊…
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Welcome to Cadillac!

Hello from Cadillac! A place where (currently)….. IT’S NOT RAINING!!! Unfortunately, it was well after noon today before the rain actually stopped and things dried up. Running wet for 36 hours has taken its toll on me; I’ve multiple places on my feet where the skin has peeled off. Some creative taping got me back…
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Field #3

As I stepped out of the Timeout Tavern in Clare, it began to rain again. During the time I spent inside enjoying a Coke and an order of Baked Macaroni & Cheese I had almost completely dried out from the miles before dinner. A quick check of the radar showed much more rain had arrived.…
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2022 #RunToBayshore

It’s about 1pm and the rain is just beginning. So am I. I’ll see you in Traverse City.🙂 Tracking.MattsStupidIdeas.com#RunToBayshore

The Profile Picture

Five years ago when I created the Facebook Page, I made this my profile picture. It was taken by Bernie Eng during my very first Stupid Idea – the #RunToBayshore in 2016. Since that time I’ve set out on many more adventures, and posted all sorts of pictures, but through it all I’ve kept this…
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Pictures from the #RideSouth

During my #RideSouth (as you know) I posted daily updates to this site as well as my Matt’s Stupid Ideas page. These updates included stories from the road and a single image taken during that day’s travels. I saw all sorts of things as I pedaled, but the pictures I posted were mostly of simple,…
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Back Home Again

After many days, and many hundreds of miles, another adventure has come to an end. Last night I drove with my family the same route back into town that I had taken out on my bicycle just over two weeks ago. It’s good to be home. This was a journey that I will not soon…
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#RideSouth – Finished!!

Complete with a police escort, I made it to Grandma’s house. The #RideSouth is finished. Special thanks to Sgt. Campbell of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department as well as all of you for your comments, messages, and support over the last week. I am truly without words. Total Distance: 812.5 miles#MattsStupidIdeas

#RideSouth – Day 7

I went to bed last night filled with worry about today. The weather forecast called for heavy rains and thunderstorms all morning for every area from Caryville to Knoxville. My body and my bike are both showing the damage and wear all these miles have done. I’m concerned about the failure of both. I left…
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