Chris on Gapland Rd. trying to catch a draft
One banana, two banana, three banana, four....
The view back down Gapland Rd.
Five banana, six banana, seven banana, more!
Matt's sheepish grin
Chris: "I'm Andy Schleck!"
Matt: "I'm Alberto Contador!"
(Reno Monument Rd.)
Up, up and away!
Smile or grimace?
This is more fun than I ever imagined!
Told you so!
(Steepest part of Reno Monument - 19% I'm told.)
Where'd Andy go?
Simon enjoying his Madone like he's never enjoyed it before.
"Maybe if I turn my wheel just so I can get that Mark Cavendish effect"
The redoubtable Brian at the top (just before realizing he missed the sprint)
The Feds arrive at Lambs Knoll to check our IDs
"And then he drops his chain. You'd think he'd have learned already...."
"You mean they won't won't let us into this top secret facility to top off our water bottles and use the head?!?"
"Or maybe it's turn the wheel this way."
Barry with a big grin thinking about South Mountain Creamery when we turn around and get to the bottom.
First album cover.
(Brian, Barry, Chris, Simon, Jeff and Matt with Eric behind the camera)
"Hey guys! I didn't know there was downhill on this ride!"
Jeff after making a citizens arrest for unauthorized stop at South Mountain Creamery
(Hope those brakes work.)
Things are looking up.
(Top of Teen Barnes Rd.)
Dr. Borkman, I presume.
It's a bird, it's plane....
Brian thinking about making a U-turn to try for a better time now that he's warmed up.
Chris: "Just make sure you get one shot of my better side."
"Sorry to make you wait guys, but you wouldn't believe what I bought."
The 40 mile group giving us a banana peel sighting count in the parking lot.
The post-lunch ride destination: Harpers Ferry