The patio of the Campanille in St. Quentin
Bicycle (non) inspection and checkin for PBP 2007
1999 Alex Singer
Jack and Jarod post checkin. Jack did some bike spotting for me and noticed a Dave Yates bike I almost overlooked.
Seattle International Randonneurs
Back Row: John Curd, Jack Holmgren, Bruce Berg, Jarod Brockaway, Charlie Jonas, Keith Beato, Todd Teachout, Marty Kaplan, Ken Shoemaker
Front Row: Patrick Shay, Rob Hawks, Kevin Foley, Rick McCaw
Less than half of the Grizzly Peak Cyclists at PBP 2007: Rob, Dan, Kevin, Bruce and Jack
These signs were *all* over St. Quentin and out into the surrounding towns as well.
The Northern California Randonneurs
Bruce Berg and Dan Brekke, in the first wave of the 90 hour riders.
Donn King joins Bruce and Dan
Just before the first (non-sign-in) control. The actual control was further up and toward the other side of town.
One of the few spots not in the restaurant that was out of the rain. I used the spot to make a change into drier, warmer clothing. But that just got wet 30 minutes later. The sound of the rain hitting the roof of this walkway made the rain sound much heavier than it was. That said, it was coming down hard at this point.
The Train Station in Loudeac. This depot did a brisk business on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Loudeac control.
City Center, Loudeac. The tower is City Hall, near the church.
At the base of the tower. On the left is the Hotel Le France.
Paul Duren. Paul was the first of quite a few Americans I spotted at the finish of PBP. Traffic certainly increased later in the day.
Elaine Astrue, one of the 84 hour riders.
RUSA president Mark Thomas.
Will Roberts, foreground. Peter McKay, mid-ground, both of SIR.
Jim Bradbury, now a 3 time PBP finisher.
One of many, many cases of Shermer's Neck.
Bill Dussler, of SIR.
Rider Dan Aaron of New York is congratulated by
Marlene Merritt of Texas.
Katie Olsen and Robbins Peek of the San Francisco Randonneurs.
Jarod Brockaway (just off the back of the passing rider) views the riders finishing PBP.
Donn King, Santa Rosa Cyclists RBA
Gregg Bleakney, center w/foot on the barrier. Check out this website: http://www.ribbonofroad.com/index.html
Jack Holngren, voted most animated finisher of PBP 2007
Larry Powers finishes, as Bob Brudvik
(Far left, who finished earlier) of SIR looks on.
Thai Nguyen, of SIR.
Paul Guttenberg and Liz Jessen.
Tick, tick, the 90th hour approaches.
The contented smile that comes when one checks in at the final control at 89 hours, 58 minutes.