I want to give a HUGE thank you to Ron Messick for all of his help to TeamStrange during the IBR. For those that don't know... Ron lives in Kansas City. He has embraced TeamStrange and ridden in the Minnesota 1000 (2016 and 2017) plus ButtLite 8. And this year he volunteered to help Strangers riding in the IBR. Ron came up to Minnesota for the start of the IBR and picked up tires and provisions. Then drove down to Texas at the end of Leg 2, dropped off our stuff and helped change tires and check on bikes. THEN drove up to Minnesota to celebrate with us at the finish. Kudos to you, Ron. Your help is GREATLY appreciated!
I can't second this enough! Ron is an angel. I can't express how wonderful it is to not have to worry about getting a spare wheel/new tire and provisions down to the checkpoint. Ron just handled everything. When we arrived in Allen on July 1st he had a great space all set up with tools, cooler with water & Gatorade, even little rugs to lay on while working on the bikes. He thought of everything.
Ron is my hero!