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One Day Left for Local Rider on RAGBRAI

Posted: Saturday, July 31st, 2010 at 5:58 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Knoxville resident Brian Kendall has one day of riding left to finish his first-ever trip on RAGBRAI. Yesterday’s soggy ride took Kendall and the other riders from Waterloo to Manchester, and included a few breaks to get riders out of the pouring rain. To add to the challenge, Kendall says he rode the route using just one gear, meaning even more time on the highway in the wet weather.

Still, Brian says he’s felt good about all of the ride thus far and says its hard to believe that all is left is one final day to complete his goal and finish the route from one side of the state to the other. Today’s final leg of the week-long trip is no cakewalk, though. Despite being just 48 miles from Manchester to Dubuque, the route includes some of the largest hills of the entire route.