It's the wife (Bevin) writing now (and I just barely got permission!). I hope to share any details I learn of, if and when I hear from John during the race (he has our permission to be totally unconnected).
|Family saying farewell at the Montrose, CO airport yesterday|
The last few days have been exciting (but I am NOT the one actually about to do this race... Probably how he felt watching me get ready to give birth). Nervous pacing turned to the calm resignation of readiness, turned to calculated contemplation today and then, this evening, the steady and steely resolve of the confident and competent alpinist that I know so well. He is well prepared and ready.
|Going over the kit|
|This is it!|
|Packing the bike (NOT Arlo's Giant)|
|Last-minute prep today in Banff|
Now for a good night's sleep before the gun fires at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.