Miles: 52.87, Start time :1905, End time: 0235, Temp: 80° feels like 87°, Humidity: 84%, Strava: 85.03km, 929m elevation gain, 46.8km/h max speed, Trackback 85.09km, Energy: low, Phone Battery: 58%, Pain levels: back 3, wrists 4, legs 4, feet 5, tailbone 10 (Agony!).
Miles: 46.45. Special thanks to Chaplain (MAJ) Hall for riding over 24 miles with me, and Religious Affairs SSG Melton for supporting us with water and electrolytes and encouragement. Also, thanks to my team and squad leaders for coming out in the shift van to bring snacks and cheer me on. Also, my tailbone is at a 10 for pain... I am definitely in Agony now.
Miles: 36.23, Temp: 81° feels like 88°, Humidity: 77%, Break for midnight chow. Omelette wrapped in a tortilla. Battery: 67%, Energy: 50%, Pain Levels: back 2, knees 2, wrists 3, feet 5, tailbone 9 (a lot!), I got some nice blisters forming on my hands and feet.
Not much happening on base at 2224. Almost completed a marathon.Pretty much did a full lap around base. Location: Lookout Point. Body: no change to pain levels. Tailbone: 8, it is getting pretty bruised.
Miles: 19.67, Temp: 85° feels like 92°, Humidity: 72%, Battery: 76%, Energy: 70%, Pain levels: back 1, wrists 2, knees 2, feet 3, tailbone 7.
10.24 Miles, Energy 90%, Tailbone Pain: 3, Mosquito bites: at least 5, Phone Battery: 82%.
2.89 miles. I guess since I am not in the US, the apps are in KM.
As one of the highest points in the area, I will be using Lookout Point to mark the start of a new lap
Miles: 0, Energy: 100%, Tailbone Pain: 0, Phone Battery: 88%, Apps Used: Strava and Trackback.
Ride Start: July 25th, 1905
2023 Update: Hello all! My dad convinced me that I needed to ride again this year. For those of you who don't know I am currently deployed overseas with the US Army to an undisclosed location, on an undisclosed mission. I am not allowed to say anything about what I do, but I can say that it is regularly above 90 degrees, with a humidity above 90%. I wasn't planning on riding since I normally I try to ride over 200 miles, and I only have a mountain bike out here, and I don't want to die from heatstroke, but I still want to support the Ranch, and my dad says sweating is good for me (even if the sweat doesn't evaporate because of the humidity).
I believe in the excellent programs of Christian Encounter Ministries (CEM) and the work they are doing and that is why I am participation in this year’s 24-hour Agony Ride. Please join me in raising funds to help this ministry.
All money raised will help troubled young people enrolled in the discipleship and counseling program at CEM, where they receive an education, counseling, Bible study, and discipling, as well as training in life-skills. The Ranch has been helping kids since 1970 without receiving government funding.
Please be my partner and support this worthy cause with a per-mile or flat pledge. Even though my weary body and sore muscles are not tax-deductible, your contribution is.
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Go for it, Luke! And to God alone be the glory!!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
I am excited that you are still riding, even if it won't be in the valley this year. I'll be cheering you on as I ride my bike! Thank you for caring for the students at the Ranch from afar!
Go, Luke! You are a brave soul to attempt 52 miles in that heat and humidity!
Luke, I’m thankful to God for you and your servant’s heart! May He strengthen you to complete this challenge with joy! With Love in Christ, Phil & Beckie Persing
I admire your courage to support this cause amidst unique circumstances. My husband and I will be praying for strength and endurance for you during your ride!
Go get ‘em brown brother
Hi Luke! Praying for you as you ride far away from all the action in California. May you draw encouragement from memories of past rides and experiences at the Ranch! I hope this finds you well and thriving in your temporary home away from home!
Go Luke, Go!
Well done. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
Hey Luke, I know you will do it. Have fun and keep cool.
Best of luck, Luke! Your Dad said there was a video of you but I can't find it.
Luke good luck. Curt & Karen Motola
LUKE! You good brother, you! THANK YOU FOR LOVING THESE KIDS! Next year, send out a cargo plane to nab me & my bike... & a flak jacket ... I'll come ride Agony with you! 🚵 THANK YOU for protecting us-- "O Sovereign Lord, my Strong Deliverer, Shield my head in the day of battle" Psalm 140 -- Thanks for listening to your dad... Every now & then he's got a pretty good idea!! ⚡💡
Luke, May God bless your ride and this ministry. We love you and support you!
God bless you for Honoring Jesus with your testimony!
Great job! Scott fletcher and I are riding on trainers now in my garage! The garagony!
Great job, Luke! I'm surprised you did that much in one session! Impressive! You've still got a few hours before the 24 is up.... Should I keep praying?
Congratulations!!! YOU did GREAT!!!
Just saw you finished. I hope you can get rested up well. Take care!
Wow Luke! That’s awesome you are riding in some mysterious undisclosed area for the Ranch! That takes commitment! Way to go! God is with you! I hope this a beautiful time of communion with him.
Luke, Great Job! Your commitment from so far away is an inspiration! The Lord is your refuge and strength and present help! - Psalm 46:1-2
Go Luke! Thank you for doing this even though you're alone out there. But of course you aren't so alone :)
Praying for a blessed and successful virtual Agony for you Luke!
Go Luke! Praying for no undisclosed obstacles to block you in the night. 🙂 Thanks for continuing to give for the Ranch.
Thank you for riding! I am praying for you!
Go, Luke! I know it's a challenging situation, so I'm praying for stamina for your whole body. My God's grace be upon you.
Gail and I just prayed for you. As you start your ride in one hour an 10 minutes, may God give you the the physical, emotional and spiritual trength to achieve your goal as you ride to give honor and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy. My dear brother in Christ YOU are TRULY a godly example to all of us. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
I am sad that I can't be there to cheer you on, but I will be rooting for you!
Luke: Thank you Ireland! I am still praying for you and the others at the Ranch. SPC Brouwer.
8 rides, 1,438 miles ridden, $19,790.78 raised
2022: 238 miles, $2,877.20 raised
2021: 266 miles, $4,377.60 raised
2020: 175 miles (virtual), $2,121.25 raised
2018: 228 miles, $3,184.80 raised
2017: 215 miles, $3,471.50 raised
2015: 202 miles, $2,634.43 raised
2014: 114 miles, $1,124.00 raised