Altitude Familiarity Helps, For BRAN Participant

Altitude Familiarity Helps, For BRAN Participant
BRAN participants take break, west of DeWitt

BEATRICE – Living in higher altitude, one could argue, is a decided advantage during the annual Bike Ride Across Nebraska.  Still, Shane Stutzman of Louisville, Colorado, says it’s no less a challenge.

:04                  “on a bicycle”

Stutzman is participating in his first BRAN, along with his father.  The cyclists were traveling between Fairbury and Seward today, on the second-to-last leg of the trip.

:12                  “no injuries, so far”

Stutzman says he and his brother have biked across several areas of the U.S., including the west coast…typically focusing on two or three-day rides.  He acknowledges living in higher altitude can be a plus, wherever you ride.

:04                  “down here”

Where Stutzman took a water break west of De Witt, Nebraska, the elevation is about 1,289 feet.  In Louisville, Colorado, it’s 5,335 feet.

It won’t be long before Stutzman is back on the bike following the end of BRAN, on Saturday.

:14                  “back to Breckinridge”

The Colorado trip, Stutzman says, is a little more demanding…

:09                  “still be work”

BRAN participants on Friday were biking to the towns of Plymouth, DeWitt, Wilber, Crete, Dorchester and Seward…before undertaking Saturday’s final leg, to Ashland.

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