Current Status

Current Status: Success! Ride completed Monday, July 3, 2017 - Stage 38: Velo-Vini-Vidi-Vici Victory Ride! - from Calistoga, CA to San Francisco, CA - 115 miles

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

News Article about the Successful Blaze Ride

Here's a great article summing up the ride, published by The North Fulton Herald:

Local cyclists celebrate completing cross-country journey



$20,000 raised by Blaze Across America!

The tally from BlazeSports is in: over $20,000 was donated by all of you Blaze Across America fans!

To all who donated to BlazeSports in honor of our cross country cycling journey, I salute you and wholeheartedly thank you for making a very positive contribution to the lives of children and military veterans with special needs.



Friday, July 7, 2017

Remaining Blog Entries Coming Soon...

A note to my few but loyal blog readers: time challenges precluded me from being as efficient with blog updates over the last few weeks of our ride across America. I will be sending out the final 11 stage reports (27-38) over the next few week despite our ride being successfully completed on 07/03. Need to juggle back to work and finishing off the trip blog for posterity. Hope you will continue to enjoy the entries and also view photos on the blog (linked to each stage report) in better resolution.

If you would like to be notified when a new entry is posted, you can enter your email in the box on the right-hand sidebar of this blog page.

To Health and Happiness,
David


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Reflections, Events, Statistics

Here are some statistics and interesting tidbits about the ride...

  • Total of 3064 cycling miles
  • Crossed 14 states
  • 14 stages were Century rides (100 miles or more)
  • Five consecutive Continental Divide stages in Colorado 
  • High Point: Mt Evans, 14,000 feet. Highest paved road
  • Low Point: Badwater Basin, 282 feet below sea level
  • Highest temp in Death Valley at 123 F
  • Over 1,000,000 peddle strokes. 
  • Over 1,000 cups of water consumed
  • Said good morning and evening to way over 100,000 cows and horses and goats, and sheep, and llamas and pigs and chickens
  • Enjoyed over 1,000,000 bird songs
  • Slept under a billion milky way stars in Utah
  • Got to know "Dances With Wolves"
  • Cycled with wild mustangs in Kansas
  • Fell in love with the Nebraska Sandhills 
  • Transformed spiritually into "Soaring Hawk" in Oklahoma
  • Became "King of the Mountain" in Colorado.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Success! Blaze Brothers Cross the Finish Line in San Francisco

The Blaze Brothers crossed the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco on Monday July 3rd at 7 PM after 120 mile ride from Calistoga. Several family members joined them in Sausalito to ride the last few miles across the finish line.

Stay tuned for more details, photos, and video.


Blaze Final Stage Today! Wine Country to San Francisco

Today, July 3rd is the "Velo-Vini-Vidi-Vici Victory Ride!" from California's Wine Country in Napa Valley, across the Golden Gate Bridge and across the finish line in San Francisco. Check back for pictures as they cross the finish line.

In the mean time, see the latest on Facebook


Friday, June 30, 2017

Death Valley: 100 miles, 123 degrees! On to Yosemite...

Michael: Well, we did it! We literally Blazed our way 100 miles across Death Valley! We started in the dark but temps had risen to 123 degrees by the time we finished! It is amazing what the human spirit is capable of accomplishing with the proper inspiration, grit and determination! Today was for you, BlazeSports athletes!

David: Long amazing day through Death Valley. 100 mi piece of (burnt) cake! Won't ever forget today's ride for the exceptional beauty and the heat. We're fine with desert riding now. Looking forward to Yosemite and seeing the family tomorrow. Three big days ahead of us. Excited to see the Pacific now.

Spent the night in Lone Pine with Mt. Whitney over our shoulder.

Watch the Death Valley Victory Video (Facebook)

More Photos and Video below and on Facebook



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120 Degree Forecast for Death Valley today!

Fortunately the Blaze Brothers got an early start today for their ride through hell on earth!




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Blazing Heat for Grand Canyon ride!


Today's ride is from Bryce Canyon, Utah to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Temperatures over 100 are forecast for that area!