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Trans Iowa V8 Race 04/28/2012 Grinnell, IA

  • 331.7mi
  • 16,717ft
  • 32:05:51
    Moving Time
  • 9,188


  1. John K.
    John K.

    Finish time 36 hours, missed cutoff by about an hour. Ridiculously hard race.

  2. Stacey D.
    Stacey D

    Unbelievable to look at this and know that you were on a bike for almost 332 miles...just unbelievable. You and Lee are two mentally tough guys. We're all proud of you around here.

  3. John K.
    John K.

    Ya, good job at Cohutta Stacey.

  4. Boris S.
    Boris Simmonds

    Strong work bro, really impressive!

  5. Eugene K.
    Eugene K

    Dude, you gotta go out there and find some hills to climb, NOW ... you only have 2500 feet left in the climbing challenge and the deadline in is a few hours.

  6. Geoff L.
    Geoff Leonard

    So very impressed... Congrats!

  7. John K.
    John K.

    Eugene...I know. Honestly my knee hurts too much to bother right now, treating with advil/beer. Twisted it or something and rode another 180 miles on it. Side note to this ride, Geomadic external chargers for Garmin's are the shit. Worked perfectly.

  8. Jason M.
    Jason Milliron

    awesome man. good work.

  9. Joe P.
    Joe Partridge

    Nice work out there and thanks for posting this!

  10. Jacob T.
    Jacob Tubbs

    Nice job John. I have no desire to ever do anything remotely like this but am glad that people like you do.

  11. Rick K.
    Rick Karrasch

    Well no Iowa is not all flat. But a lot of it is. Looked at and blew up the map and not topographical but does show a lot of "wrinkling." and some breakdown of thenroad grid. Yes I am quite familiar with the trueness of the road grids. (The roads follow "section lines", square mile surveys. Those never break down just the roads that sometimes follow them Where were the high and low points? Surprised me to see that low an elevation. Quite a job John.

  12. John K.
    John K.

    Race reports shaping up
    Part 1: http://johnfkarrasch.blogspot.com/2012/05/trans-iowa-v8-part-1.html
    Part 2: http://johnfkarrasch.blogspot.com/2012/05/trans-iowa-v8-part-2.html

  13. Andrew B.
    Andrew Boyd

    John, this is pretty unbelievable...I mean, really unbelievable. I can't believe you rode that long, especially with the knee pain.

  14. John K.
    John K.

    Into the night we go...part 3 of my write up on Trans Iowa V8: