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Old 10-07-2013, 10:05 AM
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353 Miles Solo on a Townie!

In response to the closing of the National Forest Service sections of the Furnace Creek 508 due to the government shutdown, Jason Pierce (Pudu) rode the Furnace Creek 508 (retitled the Trona 353) on a townie with toe clips, finishing in the classic (Merckx class.) Making things even more epic, he crashed while screwing around and clearly broke his middle finger fairly early in the race and continued on having a great time and raising everyone's spirits.

Stage one had some of the more extreme Santa Ana headwinds the race has experienced, somewhat making up for the lost 205 miles. I'm not sure of the exact details of the bike, but I believe it was a 6-speed with only one chainring. He climbed over 20,000 ft (edit: looks like around 18,500) and was smiling the whole time. Something for us to consider as we obsess over equipment for the weekly group ride. This is a shot I took from my team's van around mile 300
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:14 AM
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is that our 'rudawkning', the resident slacker?
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:17 AM
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Isn't that forum member RudAwkning?
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:53 AM
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Doesn't look like that bike fits very well either.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:10 AM
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Awesome! That'd be punishing on many counts...
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:22 AM
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Jason rocks - he's a customer and a friend and what he does on a bike is amazing.

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Old 10-07-2013, 11:47 AM
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Mind over matter - that guy has the right attitude.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:12 PM
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YEAH PUDU! Need to hear the story about that finger, apparently it's a good one...

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:22 PM
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:55 PM
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:26 PM
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Awesome!!





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Old 10-07-2013, 10:27 PM
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Jason is a Bad A**!

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Old 10-08-2013, 10:57 AM
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holy crap, look at this guy's legs!
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:26 AM
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Don't be ashamed to ride your townie
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:03 PM
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Jason is a Bad A**!

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I was already feeling inadequate, then I read this. That is Bad A**!

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