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information on the go

Postby branadmin2 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:03 pm

For the third year we will offer three events, a seven day, four day , and three day.
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Postby branadmin2 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:28 am

Keep tuned to the Forum, we are close to opening up registration.
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Postby branadmin2 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:13 pm

Registration is now open. Be one of the first 600 to register.
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Postby branadmin2 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:15 am

Now that the holiday and Nebraska football is done please take some time and comment on the route, thanks.
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Postby branadmin2 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:12 am

23 entries as of Friday. Still a few more left.
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Postby lemond » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:13 pm

I love ridding Highway 20 in the spring, and the scenery will be spectacular. I may even try ridding the limestone Cowboy Trail that is parallel to the highway if its scenery is better as when it crosses a large ravine by way of a very tall and long trestle. I have ridden this route several times and the towns we pass through are the best in the state for hospitality. I hope the weather is better than the last time I was down this highway.
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Postby branadmin2 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:48 pm

I am sure my wife and I have ridden this route many times. She can remember every time and most of the roads and host towns. As every one who knows me will say I am lucky to remember anything about it. Each day of every BRAN I enjoy the riders and the challenge and move on to the next day and it's adventure. Come live the adventure of 2019 with me.
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Postby Missouri John » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:17 pm

I must say the BRAN 39 route looks awesome! Unfortunately I will not be able to participate this year. After discovering the Trans Am Bike Race had never been raced by a tandem, the search was on to find a stoker. A Nebraska resident and long time BRAN rider Rick Sanders agreed to join me in this adventure. Another Nebraskan and BRAN rider Bill Griffin has also committed to this challenge, so the 2019 Trans Am Bike Race is going to be well represented by BRAN riders next June. It will be a little sad not to be riding with the gang on BRAN 39, so many great rides and so little time :( but I'll certainly be looking forward to seeing everyone on BRAN 40 though. :D
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Postby branadmin2 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:21 am

John we will really miss you guys. Do you think you can get Rick to live with your minimalistic ways?
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Postby Missouri John » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:16 am

Ha, I've been working on that :wink:
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Postby gif4445 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:53 pm

Yes it is going to be a little tough to miss my first BRAN since I started 9 years ago. Love starting in the Northwest and riding through the Sandhills. Looking back to BRAN 30, I particularly remember going up Crawford Hill against the wind. Ugh! The whole day was one big headwind. 250 training miles were woefully inadequate. My nephew (who encouraged me to do the ride)and I vowed we would never do this again. Ha! We have rode in every one since. Now on to the Trans Am Race, something I could not even fathom 10 years ago. Thanks BRAN, for the memories and being the spark that got me hooked on this sport. See you on BRAN 40!
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Postby branadmin2 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:04 am

I hope that you three will keep us informed of your new adventure. My first day in 1986 was a disaster waiting to happen. For many years my running took me to many runs including several marathons. Much preparation was done including food to eat approaching the run and during. No need to train for just a bike ride, just get in 100 miles and a long ride of 25. The day was only 56 miles and nice warm temperatures with little wind. Easy peasy. Eat a small dinner and little for breakfast. Ride fast and take in two candy bars. Although running marathons did result in some cramping it was nothing like I experienced that day. Finally got the day done . Granny who had never been an athlete having been trained by previous BRAN riders was riding like a champ. She finished the whole ride and went on to ride 29 more. I did learn to prepare better and still riding at 82. Hope to be able to ride with you guys on 40.
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Postby Granny » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:42 pm

gif4445, I too vividly recall Crawford Hill. A friend who lives in the panhandle had told us what to expect but it turned out to be more then I could imagine. Having ridden hills all over the state that were quite ugly I could not imagine Crawford would be any worse then they were but it was! Riding up Crawford was like going thru a long steep wind tunnel and I cried all the way up it. Had it been tailwinds that day I'd had no memory of it. We BRAN riders do love to share our stories! You'll be missed this year and also "The Boys" you'll be riding with.

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Postby Missouri John » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:19 pm

I have no doubts that you'll be riding in BRAN 40 Frank. I can only hope that I'm still riding as strong as you when I'm 82.
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Postby DougMartin » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:30 pm

John; I will miss you and fellow riders that will be participating in the Trans Am race this next spring. I am getting in some miles here in Phoenix, but the weather has been cold; though not frigid like back home in Lincoln. I am looking at the map to plot our my ride to Chadron without following the same route as the Tour. Think I will travel up through Hyannis to Gordon then on to Chadron. Spring should be beautiful in the sand hills.
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