Mercy Riders

Pushing pedals, pushing hope

June 30, 2014
by Emil McCauley
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June 29, One Year Later

There was little relief from the heat last night.  Sleep wasn’t easy to come by, and the shower consisted of a water bottle.  Utah seems like it goes on forever, but that’s because the roads snake north and south more … Continue reading

June 29, 2014
by Emil McCauley
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June 28, One Year Later

This day I take my time somewhat in the morning because the route along 24 goes through Capitol Reef National Park along route 24, and if you like riding past massive orange rock formations, this is your place.

June 29, 2014
by Emil McCauley
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June 27, One Year Later

We blast out of Bryce Canyon with an early start, the beginning of a scheduled long ride ahead.  Early on we make great time, getting in almost 50 miles before 10am, and a stop in Estalante to refuel.  The staff … Continue reading

June 29, 2014
by Emil McCauley
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June 26, One Year Later

In addition to my second leg message of the trip, today we hiked several miles in the canyon on this day, getting up close to the orange stone. You could literally take pictures all day. Internet access throughout the ride … Continue reading

June 29, 2014
by Emil McCauley
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June 25, One Year Later

Mechanical issues creep in for a couple of riders, me included.  Just as we leave Cedar City to begin our travels east through the Rock Canyon, my front detailer cracks just as we hit the sign “not recommended for semi … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
by Emil McCauley
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June 23, One Year Later

No toilets outside Major’s Station, but the owner gets up early and opens up the place, allows nature to call, makes some coffee and sees us on our way.  Michelle and Barb, true to form as on most all mornings, make … Continue reading

June 23, 2014
by Emil McCauley
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June 22, One Year Later

The last few days were sub-100 miles days.  Today we’re going for 110+ or so.  Over 5 passes. Back in Illinois, and in Wisconsin, planning for and doing a century ride is pretty straight forward.  We aren’t far from civilization … Continue reading