Monday, April 25, 2011

Trans-Iowa Does NOT Disappoint...The Trans-Iowa provides an awesome experience for all involved.

Most people now-a-dayz use the word, awesome, incorrectly.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
1. Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight.
2. Expressive of awe or terror.
An awesome glance up at the auld castle.
- Sir W. Scott.

Adj. 1. awesome - inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "New York is an amazing city"; "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"; "the awesome complexity of the universe"; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"
Synonyms: awe-inspiring, awing, amazing, awful

Related Words
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Here is what I am thinking about (a theme that I plan to explore in my race recap)…I am fascinated by how the extraordinary unknowns that are so embedded in this great physical challenge facilitate and dictate the social bonds that develop between the participates. Or in otherwords, How Eki saved my butt!!!


  1. Charlie, congrats on your finish in 4th place...truly remarkable. Great to meet you and chat with you this weekend. I hope to see you guys up in Duluth for the Heck of the North!!!

    - Jay Barre, Slender Fungus

  2. congrats charlie...was great to see you again. the effort you guys are capable of putting in up front is amazing.