thank you so much for your generosity, everyone. Closer than I thought I'd be to this fundraising goal! Time to pack...
40th year for the ride is expected to be a big one. Which really just means other riders will be asking people I know for sponsorships, and I'll probably be too late. I wish I could say that will teach me to work ahead, but... that seems unlikely. Thank you all!
Three weeks out from the ride, I guess I'd better commit.
This year has contained lots of great things for the Palmer Family, which didn't exactly translate to being organized and trained for the Agony Ride.
I have a base level of fitness and no good excuses though - so here goes. Thank you to all of you who continue to sponsor me, even as I've utterly failed to continue sending thank you notes. Let's blame that failure on my kids. Seems fair.
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We're rooting for you again this year! Thanks for what you are doing.
Selling my kidney was more profitable than expected. ;)
Thanks for riding Jonathon and thanks for letting me use your bear canister all these years! Ride On!
Good luck Jon! 300+ miles and you still end where you start. Maybe next year you really apply yourself and actually make it somewhere in life.
Your TEAM at Owens Estate & Wealth is rooting for you!
$40 for the 40th ride. But I'll pay something different.
Look for Chris during the ride - he'll be the good-looking one in spandex. --- Go Uncle Jonathan!
Good luck this year Jonathan!
You got this, Jonathan! What a great cause and I will be rooting for you!
John, you are one tough cookie, sir, and we are grateful you step up to the plate year after year. Best wishes in your training and the final ride. - Craig & Fran Wheaton
Go Jonathan Go!
I did a flat rate just in case your age kicks in and didn’t want the ranch to suffer because of it! LOL!!!
HYDRATE and Pace. Go get it.
Cheering you on, Jonathan! So impressed with you for continuing to ride year after year. You got this, once again!
May God bless you on your ride and keep you safe.
Good luck Jonathan!
Go get 'em!
Go get those miles, Jonathan!!
Good luck Jonathan. Better late than never :) Thanks for all your sweat and commitment to a good cause
Thank you for riding yet again. I’ll be holding you in my thoughts and prayers. You inspire me.
JPJ. ALL THE WAY. YAY!
ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE, JONNY!
Thank you for taking your time to help the community. Best of luck on your ride.
Good luck !!!
Jonathan! Yay for another Agony ride! We’ll be thinking of you through the middle of the night all the way to the 24 hr mark!
Best of luck!
thanks for doing the hard thing and riding to help the ranch! you got this!
Thanks for doing this again!
Get it done!
Have a nice ride in the cool weather!!
You are a messenger of grace. Love ya brother
As Tim said, you need to go faster and never slow down!
Ride on for the kingdom of the heaven-lies!
You’ve got this, Jonathan! You’re such a rockstar, especially in this heat! So happy to get to be here to be part of this great fundraiser. ❤️
Only a few hours left buddy! Keep cranking!
We love that you faithfully do this and are rooting for you!! Enjoy that DOMS in the next few days. 😂
I'm proud to know someone so committed to doing good things! Good luck!
Happy to know that you had such a great, long ride! Thank you for supporting such a good cause.
Well done Jonathan!!! Truly impressive, year after year. Another one almost in the bag!!!
What a ride!! Cheering for you - you're almost done!
It's almost over!!! Keep kicking but!!!
You’re so close! keep it up!!
Loading up and heading your way. We love you!
You’re crushing it out there, keep up the good work!!! Just a couple more miles. Thank you for setting an example so many to push through pain and keep their eyes fixed on the true prize that is in Christ.
yeahhhhh jonathan!!! you’re doing amazing!! you got this! keep going!!! “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
Wowzers. You are on fire brother. Keep rolling fast. You have an amazing story of grace to tell these kids. So proud of you.
So are you trying to catch my “random distant relative” or something? Well, good luck
Jonathan: tried and failed.
You know what’s nice, waking up to check an app and see your friend rode 150 miles while you slept 😆. It’s also nice to sacrifice everything you’ve got in 24 hours for people in need. A different kind of nice. Way to go, hope you’re doing well!
Go Jonathan! Praying for strength and safety! You are doing great!
Agony sucks, but the results are amazing! Kick ass in these 24 hours! You got this! Wishing you all the saltines, cream cheese and grap jelly you want!!
I have insomnia tonight so I’m thinking of you right now, nearly at your half way point! Eliza would like to remind you to dance all night. (I’m sure she meant to say ride.) Love you!
go jonathan!!!! you’re doing awesome!! thank you for being a blessing! i pray for strength and safety. i pray for everything you need to push through any pain or discomfort. i pray for energy! you got this!!
Woohoo! You're amazing!
Stay safe tonight. Love you.
We’re rooting for you! I know it’s hot and windy, but I know what you can overcome. You are the man! Keep on keeping on! We love you!
Be safe in the dark! Don't have a crash! We love you!
yeahhhhh!!! thanks for reaching out about sponsoring you. i’m rooting for you from az!! thank you for being a huge blessing to the ranch fam and for loving the students so well!!
Way to Go!!!
100 is in sight.
Hi daddy! Yay Daddy and Uncle Chris and Aunt Sharon. Yay! Jesus! Love us!
Good job riding Daddy!
I love you Dad. Remind me when you come home to ask you if they sprayed water on you with a hose since it's so hot. I want to know.
One down! You're amazing
Don't worry, Dad, I am going to make sure mom has plenty of chances to send you messages tonight. Because I love you.
Like the wind!
I'm thinkin by now you should be blasting yourself with water! You got this!!
And you're off! Hope you have a fantastic ride!