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The DIRT Dad Fundo Across America- Day Two

Ripon to Groveland, California

“One Thing That Cycling Has Taught Me Is That If You Achieve Something Without A Struggle It’s Not Going To Be Satisfying” – Greg LeMond

Rolling out with DIRT Jason Long

For some reason this ride seemed a lot harder than it should have been. The extremely high temps and the course profile were likely the cause. Priest Grade is a formidable climb. When coupled with the hot sun beaming down on the fully exposed grade and relentless long stretches of 6-8% while dodging RVs, I was happy to see it end!

When I reached the summit I saw confetti in my mind but all I could find to commemorate the achievement was the wooden post of a stop sign.
Groveland is a quaint town with hints of the Wild West. Pretty good tex-mex too!

We spent the rest of the day taking in the majesty of Yosemite. It never gets old! When you turn the corner and get your first glimpse of the valley the stunning vista and magnitude of the landscape takes your breath away. Like a kid on Christmas morning. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever had the privelage to behold. The pictures do not do it justice!

About the DIRT Dad Fundo Pledge for Day Two—Joy Murphy

Joy is a personal trainer and cycling coach from Jacksonville, FL.


“I am short and fiesty and love bikes. I think biking across the US is pretty awesome so I want to donate.”


Amount Raised to Date—$798


Thank you, Joy!


Now off to Lee Vining, CA!

To support Chris in his effort to raise awareness of The DIRT Dad Fund, the non-profit he created to assist members of the worldwide cycling community, check out this link to learn more. 

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