The first photo is of me, from the back (I hate that POC helmet, weighs a ton), at the start from Marshall Bird.
|That's me in the pink wind shirt.|
The Radavist has a great series of photos from the start. Some of the bikes and their huge loads I never saw again, though I did find a South African flag on day one in the mud.
My Friend Josh. We rode together for a few days, on and off and camped together one night in Montana before the Hungry Bear Cafe on rt 83 before going over Richmond peak. Josh had a ride of epic proportions between body issues & mechanicals but he finished. amazing effort on his part. I keep forgetting he is 20 years younger than me. I heard he had one of the best call ins this year.
|Josh before saddle sores.|
Sarah I met before the race, she's a philosophy professor at Carleton, outside the Twin cities, where my niece and nephew go to school. I never asked her "why" she was racing. She was incredibly strong and quite capable of making the boys cry. her blog is here: http://guild44.tumblr.com/ I wish I could have ridden more with her.
|No, i'm not mentioning JP posing for GQ, but Sarah in the blue jacket and braids. she carried 7 GPS units with her.|
|Canada day two hike a bike. this is actually Montana Miller from 2014 but a good shot of the easy riding we have on the TD.|
Mr Eric Morton AKA Epic ride. Eric has so much energy he was vibrating like a live wire the day before the race. he's a real hipster. I heard him ask for almond milk at the Wildflower Bakery in Banff.