MG finishing TransIowa v.5, by Guitar Ted. Photo: MG
So this past Tuesday I was home sick with the nasty cold that everybody's been coming down with lately. So when I finally got out of bed at almost 2pm and wandered out to see what the mailman had delivered, it was with great surprise that I found this gem packaged delicately inside a large manila envelope with an Iowa return address.
It seems Guitar Ted, my big wheeled Brother to the east, has some skills he's been holding back! This is his interpretation of my TransIowa v.5 finish last year, and I have to say, it's a good one... I feel very, very fortunate to have been given this very generous gift.
This means so much to me because it immortalizes what was one of the most impactful single rides of my entire life. And it's something I know was not insignificant for Guitar Ted to do and complete, and for someone as busy as him, that's a really special thing too.
Thank you Guitar Ted. I can honestly say that my friendship with you has made me a better person, and that's a testament to you, my Brother.
Hope you're having a great time up with Jason, Kid and the crew up at Frostbike. I wish I was up there with you guys...