7/17/17: The recon report for O Avenue is here
I'll have to do some rerouting. I also will likely have to do recon by vehicle for the remainder of the course since time is getting short. Stay tuned....
6/28/17: The route will start from Broad Street Brewing in Reinbeck, Iowa. It will be 103.5 miles long. We will pass by Dysart at about Mile 28, go through Traer at about Mile 50, Garwin at about Mile 76, and then return to Reinbeck. There are approximately 20 miles of Level B Roads on the route. Expect a downloadable route map to be provided once the route is verified. Stay tuned.....
6/26/17: NOTE: Due to a conflict I have to change the date to Saturday, August 5th. The route appears to be about 103 miles pending recon. There will be a LOT of dirt roads, so let's hope for no rain!!
6/11/17: The next Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational will once again be held
7/31/16: The 11th GTDRI was ridden by 8 folks and all but one, (ME!) finished. I had stomach issues and dropped out at mile 110, but the others finished out. No real issues this year, but we will likely all remember the nasty B Road on 270th for a long time!
7/26/15: The 10th GTDRI went off without a hitch, but that isn't to say it was easy! The ride report is in three parts. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 HERE. Read part 3 HERE. Thanks to the 10 riders that showed up to ride with me this year.
10/15/14:The 2014 GTDRI will forever be remembered for the crash at what became the end of the ride at Mile 95. We did have a nice group of seven including myself. Here are the reports from the ride entitled "It Could Have Been Worse" Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 , and Part 5.
7/15/12:The GTDRI was a big success! 9 intrepid riders showed up from as far away as Kansas and Nebraska for this edition of the ride. It was hot, humid, we got rained on, and all in all had a great time. 6 finished the complete 120 mile course. A BIG THANK YOU to all you who made the ride awesome! Links to the story on this one- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 3.1 , Part 4
08/01/11: Another GTDRI In The Books! We got in right at 100 miles with temps in the upper 90's and brutal heat in the afternoon. Thanks to all in attendance. It was awesome to see all of you. Report #1 Here. Report #2 Here.
7/19/10: The GTDRI 2010 Report can be found here: Into The Heat It was a really hot day with temperatures reaching into the mid-90's with high humidity and little wind. A recipe for a truncated version of the GTDRI. That has only happened once before due to a thunderstorm back in 2007. Thanks to Jeremy Fry and Jason Boucher for coming along on this burnt, crispy critter of a ride!
Hit me with an e-mail if you want to let me know you'll be there or if you have any questions. I'll post up any last minute changes later if there are any. Stay tuned!