Well, I finished at 9:20pm, just as the Park Rangers threw us out because the park had closed. Here are the final statistics. 15 hours and 15 minutes, 175 miles, 1 flat tire, 0 crashes, too many hurting body parts to count, 26.43 MPH top speed, from start to finish there was a -1 foot elevation change (because we started and ended at the same spot), 16,500 climbing feet, and therefore 16,500 descending feet, and 113 average heart rate over the whole day, (also, picture of the sunset in Sac.
Everything hurts so much. But special thank to my SAGGERS who came out to bring us Scooby-snacks, and sandwiches and other goodies! 13 hours and 30 minutes, 149 miles, 1 flat, 0 crashes. Thank you again Olivia and Salena!
The bridges over Lake Natoma at 6pm. 12 hours and 10 minutes, 134 miles, now my back hurts and I have a stomach cramp, so everyone hurts.
Well, there are no cows and horses like at regular Agony, but there are plenty of sheep and goats! I hope I get my second wind soon, because I am HURTING. A motorcycle sounds really nice right about now because it powers itself. 10 hours and 50 minutes, 118 miles, 1 flat, 0 crashes, and everything hurts except my back and core.
Owww, I'm really starting to hurt now. 102 miles in, and 78 to go and my buttocks are very tender, my feet are sore, and my knees are just now starting to hurt. Makes me feel like an old man. Every time I ride it's always around the 100 mile marker when I wonder why I signed up for this... 5 times!
8 hours 10 minutes, 89 miles
Time for some biscuits and gravy for lunch. We just reached the halfway point for the amount of time we have. 7 hours 30 minutes, 82 miles, 1 flat, 0 crashes, 0 injuries, 2 sore bottoms.
Well, we are nearly 6 hours in, which is an hour pass a third of the way in, and only 65 miles in, which is only 5 miles pass a third of our goal. If we have no more flat tires we just might be able to make our goal. Statistics so far: 5 hours and 50 minutes, 65 miles, 1 flat, 0 crashes, 0 injuries, 6981 climbing feet, 130 average heart rate, and 1 sore buttocks.
Got a flat tire and me and my dad had to spend a good chunk of time fixing it. Where are those SAG station mechanics when you need them... Oh wait, Corona... Also, we made it to the end of the trail at Folsom Lake. 4 hours and 20 minutes, 46 miles, 1 flat tire, 1/2 hour fixing said flat, 0 crashes, 0 injuries.
Sun's out, guns out. Time to take off the sweatshirt. Special thanks to my sister Elizabeth for customizing my jersey. #the2020AgonyShirtsDontMentionTheRanch 2 hours, 26 miles, 0 flats, 0 crashes, 0 injuries.
1 hour, 13 miles, 0 flat tires, 0 crashes, 0 injuries. Location: Discovery Park, Sacramento
We have just arrived and will be starting shortly. Please keep us in your prayers.
For those of you who don't know, I recently Interned at the Ranch for a year. An Intern at the Ranch is like a counselor that is available 24/6. We live with the students, grow with them, cook for them, supervise their chores, help them gain work experience, and during the school year help with their classes, and are there for them whenever needed. Students come from all sorts of walks of life, from struggling from drug abuse and/or addiction, to being victim of horrible acts that I didn't know existed and, after learning their stories, still wish I didn't know existed. Most do not have a father, or a father-figure in their lives. Now the Ranch is not god; the Ranch is not their savior, but the Ranch can provide them with a secluded safe environment for them to heal. The Ranch provides them with professional counselors and the Interns. The Ranch provides them with tools and strategies to assist them to overcome. After my Internship I continue to volunteer at the Ranch about 20 hours a week, and in the 18 months that I have been here I have seen lives changed, and students graduate the program as totally different people. But, the Ranch can not do this without your help! For 50 years the Ranch has been funded entirely on donations. Their biggest fundraiser of the year is the Agony 24-hour Bike-A-Thon, which had to be cancelled because they were denied their permits for the event do to COVID-19. My Father and I will be doing our own mini-Agony to help raise funds for the Ranch. We will be riding on Tuesday, July 21st from 6am to 9pm along the American River trail from Folsom to Sacramento. The Stretch is about 25 miles, and we hope to ride it 6 times in the 15 hours we have while the trail is open. Please help us raise funds to tent to these young lives, and train up the next generation of leaders. Thank you, Luke Brouwer
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 of flat pledge. Even though my weary body and sore muscles are not tax-deductible, your contribution is.
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You are in your best shape ever for this Agony, so go hard!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
Luke, Good Luck in Agony 2020! Thank you for all the ways that you support the students at the Ranch! Miss ya!
We are cheering for you as you demonstrate in yet another way your care and concern for the students. Way to lead by example!
(Original Pledge: $0.30/mile)
Hey Luke, We're praying for you. Keep safe, ride hard, and make sure you show your old man up.
See we did sponsor you! (Shhh, even more than dad)
Go Luke! We are praying for you!
Thank you Luke for being a great friend to Olivia. We thank God for you. May God bless you.
$10 per mile for anything over 150 miles
John 19:30 Matthew 25:21 Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
if this was (normal?) Agony, you're halfway there. well, just starting, resting, riding or done - THANKS You're helping to show kids who don't believe anyone cares that you do
are you done yet?
Great job, Luke! Thank you for all the ways you serve the Lord.
You're done! Way to go, Luke. Go have some well-earned rest.
12 hours, Luke! Way to go! You're in the home stretch now -- finish strong!
Way to go Luke! Thank you for your faithful love to the students of the Ranch! I'm following along and cheering for you!
Go Luke! Thanks for posting updates. We're following along and cheering for you!
GO Luke go!!!
Hey man! I see your gettin sore. Well done! You can do this. We are all reading your updates and are super proud. Keep pedaling! Students see you fighting for them. It’s awesome.
Go Luke Go!!! You've got all the moxie it takes to do this!!!! -Elizabeth
Keep cranking. Praying for you guys and your safety and strength. Is, 40:31
Go Luke and Roger! We are cheering for you! Luke, I thought you added run-flat tires to your bike now. :)
Great job, Luke! Keep it up!
Go Luke! You're more prepared than ever, but... Be nice and ride with your dad. 🙄