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#1137104 - 07/11/12 06:43 AM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: GAMBLE]
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good \:D lol see what i mean
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#1137202 - 07/11/12 02:47 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: glensimonds]
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looks like rolf is dealing w/ repairing his bike - anyone know if he's in West Yellowstone still?
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#1137268 - 07/11/12 06:24 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: pbrowne]
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at least he's getting a break from the country and western music... and getting a good suntan
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#1137320 - 07/11/12 10:05 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: NOK]
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I heard he rode over two nails.....dropped his water......ran into the woods.

Never to be seen again.


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#1137346 - 07/12/12 02:14 AM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: GAMBLE]
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Hey Rolfster. You are almost to flat land.
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#1137363 - 07/12/12 08:44 AM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Timster]
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after Yellowstone and Togwotee Pass it's pretty flat until he hits Colorado - everyone knows how flat that is - i believe he has to get over Hoosier Pass - @ 11,500 feet - it's pretty steep but actually one of the easier Colorado Continental Divide passes because the approach he is taking is relatively short (steep part is @ five miles or so) - it's a long downhill glide to Alma and Fairplay from the top.
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#1137397 - 07/12/12 10:58 AM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: pbrowne]
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Nebraska is pretty darn steep in places, with passes upwards of 3 feet
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#1137404 - 07/12/12 11:34 AM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: FlametopFred]
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but, west to east it's all downhill
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#1137471 - 07/12/12 04:04 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: pbrowne]
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is this a pledge drive? what are we raising money for ? Sheesh .. I think I might have put down uh ... maybe $0.02 cents per hundred miles
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#1137508 - 07/12/12 06:37 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: FlametopFred]
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go rgr go...
i havent really been reading this post but i have been watching the letour defrance non eh so im thinking its like that but with music non.
vive la rgr
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#1137577 - 07/13/12 08:55 AM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: grachus]
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Yeah, Brits are running 1 and 3, with an Aussie at #2.

I wonder how often Rolf's urine is being tested??

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#1137578 - 07/13/12 08:57 AM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Eric Collins]
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#1137585 - 07/13/12 09:51 AM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: glensimonds]
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thats a job title i dont want, urine tester! eww.
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#1137667 - 07/13/12 05:28 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: grachus]
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Anyone hear from him? His blog hasn't been updated since Wed.
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#1137795 - 07/14/12 12:16 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Doug C]
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Guys hi..
I just made togwotee pass and found a lodge with wi fi.
Been thru Yellowstone and grand Teton parks and been sleeping in grizzlyland!
Trying to update blog now ...its cold at 9600ft in Wyoming lol!,hope u r all good!

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#1137797 - 07/14/12 12:19 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: RGR]
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Hi Rolf! Glad you're not on the inside of a bear! When you drop out for a few days, I think crazy thoughts like that.
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#1137798 - 07/14/12 12:32 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Eric Collins]
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Yellowstone is one of my all time favorites - when you get to the small town of DuBois here's a tip - they pronounce it Do Boys - very proud of not pronouncing it like a Frenchie.

Have a great time - i hope you make it to Colorado before 8/25 - i leave for Seattle that day and would be disappointed if I wasn't able to at least meet you, not to mention offering you a plave to stay, food and spirits.

pat
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#1137800 - 07/14/12 12:45 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: pbrowne]
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I'm in Lamar, Colorado. Looks like you come right through on I-50. If you need a place to crash or just want to visit, let me know.
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#1137808 - 07/14/12 02:10 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Geo]
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Hi pat...I should be there in time mate..Wyoming isn't that big right? Lol!

Hey geo..thanks..ill post up when I get into Colorado..
It's so cool to have friends to meet overr here.

Thanks to everyone for kind words and I'm looking forward to meeting y'all...lol!

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#1137812 - 07/14/12 02:43 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: RGR]
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You sure picked a hot time of year, but stay hydrated and all, and I'm sure you'll do fine.
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#1137835 - 07/14/12 06:26 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Geo]
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YaLL? ... really I'm LOL..too

there use to be an Englishman downtown that had a antique shop.. On day he came into my store and asked he we had any staammps, Mom said what? he said staamps, staamps// I said to MoM , he wants some stamps....

Mother, said " Barry, we love you, but why don't you speak English? "

He said , I do speak English, It's American I can't speak.. then he said YALL.. and laughed

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#1137850 - 07/14/12 09:00 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: NOK]
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hey Man.. with that facial growth.. yea you look more grizzly than the grizzly..
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#1137868 - 07/14/12 11:00 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: NOK]
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Rolf, you are a fucking hero. Love the "Shhhh!" vid!
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#1137956 - 07/15/12 01:49 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: RGR]
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all ya'all quit pickin on rolf's accent ya'all.
and i'm assuming rolf's ride will last into August?
if so,where ever he is on the 15th of August ya'all
wish him a happy birthday ya'all. thank ya'all.


Myke ya'all
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#1137973 - 07/15/12 05:16 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: michaelsteele]
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I'm going down to Austin for a few days since Rolf is taking so long to get here. I hope I don't miss him.
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#1137982 - 07/15/12 07:17 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Geo]
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we're camping next weekend in trinidad - hopefully, rolf is a bit off in his arrival prediction
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#1138328 - 07/17/12 12:06 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: pbrowne]
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I'm in rawlings Wyoming heading to pueblo col via hartsel brookside btekenridge fairplay . About a week or 971 300 3734 so to pueblo hopefully.
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#1138334 - 07/17/12 12:31 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: RGR]
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the part of wyoming you just rode through is pretty desolate - did you see any pronghorn antelope? whenever we drive through there we see hundreds.
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#1138359 - 07/17/12 01:34 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Geo]
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 Originally Posted By: Geo
I'm going down to Austin for a few days since Rolf is taking so long to get here. I hope I don't miss him.


If you do, just turn around and take another run.
To be sure you don't miss him, open your car door as you go by.

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#1138372 - 07/17/12 01:49 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: pbrowne]
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the part of wyoming you just rode through is pretty desolate


Rolf said he's seeing the real America. That may be true, but it's also the America that most Americans never see. ;\)

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#1138420 - 07/17/12 04:01 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: RGR]
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Rolf, you're an amazing person to tackle such a tremendously arduous journey, especially solo. The route you've chosen is unyielding, and will throw everything at you that it can, so the LAST thing you need is to be your own worst enemy.

Although success comes with a high price, you have to stop letting yourself run out of water. You've obviously been distance biking long enough to know what happens when that supply is exhausted, and so are you. If all the conditions are correct when this happens, and your blood pressure drops like a rock. . .

You're solo out there, so everytime I read about you running out of water, I think about ME when I biked for distance (in my early 20's); but always in a group. Climbing those hills dry and hearing your heart pumping in your ears is one thing; but climbing those hills dry and NOT hearing your heart pumping in your ears is a problem.

PLEASE LOAD UP ON YOUR WATER BETWEEN STOPS.
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#1138446 - 07/17/12 06:20 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: FalconEddy]
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He put some more on his blog as ya'all know.. mAn,
he writes a good story

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#1138476 - 07/17/12 07:34 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Tom Mix]
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 Originally Posted By: Tom Mix
Rolf said he's seeing the real America. That may be true, but it's also the America that most Americans never see. ;\)


I was thinking exactly the same thing, Tom. he'll see as many states on this trip as I probably have living here my whole life...and when I DID see some of those states, I rarely got off the interstate.

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#1138493 - 07/17/12 09:02 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: Eric Collins]
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In Saratoga hot spring tonight...its the best town in Wyoming so far. The last few days have been tough riding as the winds here are so strong. If ever anyone goes to wyoming stay away from placed like Jefferson city and muddy gap. This place is like the forbidden zone on planet of the apes lol!

Out o. Thos
e places people sent so happy or nice. Herein Saratoga they ate all back to being happy friendly peolple. Don't forger I put videos of each day up on facebook so friend Rolf riley if you didn't already.

I'm looking forward to crossing state line I.to colarado soon

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#1138496 - 07/17/12 09:08 PM Re: Cycling across U S A with R G R [Re: RGR]
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Which I will do on r 230 ..125 just after riverstone. Tommorrow I hope.
America is an amazing place...am totally loving it...even Wyoming south lol!

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