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Trans Iowa is a self-navigated, self-supported, 300-plus mile gravel road event held in late April on Iowa gravel roads. The 2014 race held on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th is the 10th year of this test of endurance and preparation. 


Learn More About Trans Iowa

 

Below you will find the updates from Guitar Ted and Trans Iowa racers before and during the race. Racers should call 888-573-4329 to leave an update.

Listen to Call-Ins and Updates

8:20pm - April 28, 2014

 

John Mathias called in with a very honest and great thank you message for Guitar Ted. This messages embodies the character of Trans Iowa

 

Congratulations to John for finishing one of the hardest races around and one of the toughest Trans Iowa versions to date. That was a gutty and classy performance and even classier message.

 

Listen in to John's message - 4/28 8:21pm:

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The race is over. Guitar Ted calls in with a final check in including the final results - 4/27 2:46pm

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Dan Bennett calls in to let people know that he dropped around 1am after getting soaked and changing another flat tire - 4/27 12:10pm

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Guitar Ted checks in again from the finish line. A lot of people are pulling the plug - 4/27 9:23am

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Steve Fuller and the group he is with about 30-40 miles out. He's sounding tired but hopeful to finish it out - 4/27 8:06am

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Guitar Ted has two morning updates - 1st through 4th places and more  - 4/27 8:00am

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Guitar Ted has had a busy night and gets in a quick update - 4/27 4:43am

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Chris Schotz has 40 miles to go and is riding with Paul LaCava, Derek Weider, Troy Krause, and Joe Fox. 4/27 4:04am

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More riders taking shelter from the storms! 4/27 1:33am

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Steve Fuller is with a group of eight riders hiding out in a grainery - wind, rain, lightning...Sarah Cooper is with the group and letting her husband know she is safe - 4/27 1:19am

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Chris Schotz calls in from a farmer's shed as they wait out lightning. He is sounding better than before - 4/27 1:08am

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An unknown rider calls in. He sounds quite tired but sounds like is determined - 4/27 12:58am

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Jim Cummins calls in with his dnf. Way to give it a go Jim. Listeners, be sure to check out the Dirty Kanza!

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Chris Schotz calls in and has fallen off of Greg's pace and is now riding with the second group of five - 4/26 11:40pm

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Guitar Ted is back with a detailed update. Find out how many riders are left and find out where Jim Cummins is, plus more - 4/27 12:00am

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Guitar Ted checks in with a quick update - 4/26 11:02pm

 

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Chris Schotz checks in. He was at the bridge out in the lead with Greg Gleason. MBR has spoken with Guitar Ted to confirm that they are on the updated detour around the bridge.

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Jake Kruse calls in from the convenience store at mile 184. He sounds like he's doing well. 4/26 - 9:30pm

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Guitar Ted calls in to give an update on the bridge out and rider numbers. Also, 8 riders are out and haven't contacted him. They need to do so immediately. 4/26 - 9:41 pm

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John Mathias checks in from mile 184 and is sounding great, excited, and ready to ride the night - 4/26 8:12pm

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Poor cell coverage blocks out this rider's name. He doesn't sound to be in high spirits - 4/26 7:34pm

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Josh Brown checks in from around mile 180, sounding good - 4/26 7:17pm

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Andy Christman, an owner of Pedal of Littleton, checks in. He's with a group and they're into Checkpoint 2 with plenty of time - 4/26 7:08pm

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Chris Schotz calls in while Greg Gleason fixes his flat tire. He's pumped about the tailwind they will have - 4/26 6:11pm

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Guitar Ted calls in with a full early evening rundown of what's happening - 4/26 6:00pm

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Chris Schotz calls in from Norway, Iowa - 4/26 5:21pm

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Guitar Ted checks in with an update of the leaders - 4/26 5:20pm

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Guitar Ted checks in from Checkpoint 2 and gives some dnf and wind updates. 4/26 3:45pm

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Jim Cummins calls in from the convenience store. He's feeling good. He calls back in to let people know that the guys from Cycle Fitters just rolled in. 4/26 2:00pm

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Jim Phillips and Jamie Wynne check in at about 120 miles in. They are about to get a tailwind - 4/26 1:58pm

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Jeremy Kershaw is going to buy stock in Casey's Convenience Stores - 4/26 1:51pm

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David Swanson calls back and Andrea Cohen checks in - 4/26 1:40pm

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Dan Buettner and David Swanson both checked in around the same time - both in good spirits, despite the headwind - 4/26 1:15pm

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Andy, an owner of Pedal of Littleton in Littleton, Colorado, checks in from the convenience store and is sounding ready to roll - 4/26 12:55pm

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Josh Brown sounds like he's in strong company - 4/26 12:35pm

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Alex Oenes calls in with an unfortunate end to his day - 4/26 12:30pm

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Steve Horner (?) checks in from mile 100 - 4/26 12:10pm

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Guitar Ted calls in with a leader update - 4/26 11:55am

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Chris Schotz checks in and is sounding well - 4/26 11:40am

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Guitar Ted checks in with a longer update about how the day is shaping up - 4/26 10:45am

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Guitar Ted checks in with a preliminary update from Checkpoint 1 - 4/26 9:20am

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Guitar Ted calls in with a weather and road report - 4/26 8:40am

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Jim Cummins calls in from Checkpoint 1 - 4/26 8:07am

 

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Guitar Ted checks in with an update on the lead pack - 4/26 7:30am:

 

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Guitar Ted checks in with first b-road update - 4/26 6:30am:

 

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Guitar Ted checks in after the race start - 4/26 4:45am:

 

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Guitar Ted checks in from the start - 4/26 3:45am:

 

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Guitar Ted checks in - 4/25 8:30pm:

 

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Guitar Ted checks in - 4/25 2:00pm:

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April 24, 2014 - Updates

 

Guitar Ted checks in with some updates and news before tomorrow's race eve.

 

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Related Links:

JPaks Adventure Cycling Frame Bags

Trans Iowa Website

Guitar Ted Course Report

Gravel Grinder News

Archived Trans Iowa shows

 

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April 13, 2014 - Course Recon

 

This is the first episode of Trans Iowa Radio for the 2014 race. Listen in to hear about the course recon and conditions from Guitar Ted.

 

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Related Links:

JPaks Adventure Cycling Frame Bags

Trans Iowa Website

Guitar Ted Course Report

Gravel Grinder News

Archived Trans Iowa shows

 

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