I’m an complete failure when it comes to two things:
1. Checking in with Sandy when I’m on a ride and
2. Taking pictures during an event.
My excuse? It takes all of my energy to participate and complete an event. I haven’t determined how to manage my time sufficiently to allow time for telephone calls and pictures.
I’m also lazy.
Luckily, John Lee Ellis, the organizer extraordinaire of the Last Chance, had his camera to document our wet start and warm finish. Here’s a picture of JLE, a man, who in the world of brevets, needs no introduction:
You can see from John’s clothing that it was a cool night. Cool, not cold. As I noted, many riders didn’t account for cooler weather and that was the downfall of several.
Minutes before the start, there are more than a few nervous riders checking their watches…and the skies:
My guess is that this was taken seconds before the start. I’m on the far left and my buddy David is on the recumbent next to me:
And… at the finish!
I rode in with Terry from Canada and Larry from Florida:
As you might imagine, I was happy to see the finish line!
I’m sure everyone else felt the same way. I hadn’t worn any other shoes for 85 hours except for going barefoot in the hotels. My feet were just as excited as the rest of me!
And, here’s the Bacchetta CA 2. At this point, this bike is actually holding me up!