Joe Edwards is no stranger to long bike rides.
In the last few years the devoted long-distance rider has taken part in grueling road rides in Alaska, Colorado and the Cascade mountains.
But nothing could quite prepare Edwards for the Great Southern Randonee in Australia.
“As I was riding, I was thinking to myself: this is hardest ride I’d ever done,” said Edwards, who own graphic design shop Joe Designer in Glenwood. “But when I finished I said, ‘Nah, that’s not the hardest I’ve ever done.’”