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Breeze-Guy Tandem Tour


From Wende Cragg: Newspaper article regarding Joe Breeze and Otis Guy's attempt to break the record for crossing the country on a tandem bike, specifically after they left Salt Lake City, UT. Author unknown. Publication unknown. Date unknown.



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Title: "Marin Bikers Cross Great Salt Desert"

Text: "Salt Lake City

Tandem bicycle riders Otis Guy and Joe Breeze reached Salt Lake City yesterday, three days and 784 miles after leaving San Francisco in an attempt to smash the transcontinental bike riding record.

The 25-year old riders from Marin County were buffeted by gusty westerly winds as they pedaled in near 100-degree heat across the Great Salt Lake Desert.

Nevertheless, Guy and Breeze wheeled into Salt Lake City at 6 p.m. in 'excellent shape and good spirits,' a member of their support team said.

They left Elko, Nev. at 4:30 a.m., climbed the 6967-foot Pequop Pass and dropped down 2700 feet in the next 59 miles to reach Wendover, on the Nevada-Utah line and on the desert's edge shortly before noon.

About four hours later the bikers rolled through Delle, a dot on the map 68 miles east of Wendover and 40 miles west of Salt Lake City on Interstate 80.

A Delle service station operator, who was asked whether Guy and Breeze had passed by, exclaimed 'they sure did!'

The operator said two members of the racers' support team had stopped at his station and reported the bikers were 'doing fine.'

Two minor problems plagued the record-smashing attempt. Guy was reported to have developed a sore big toe after he and Breeze covered 295 miles Wednesday from Reno to Salt Lake.

Also, it was learned, the support team is running low on E.R.G., a high energy, quickly digested food supplement that the racers have been consuming in unexpectedly large quantities.

Guy and Breeze are riding a custom-built $3500 racing tandem on their 3000-mile route to New York.

They hope to arrive there in a total of 11 days, cutting two days off the transcontinental bicycling record established last August by John Marino."

(Byline: Our Correspondent)

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