We found a nice spot for the secret control. Here I am preparing PB&J sandwiches.
Goodies include apple and cranberry juice, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies. water, oreo-like cookies, bananas, Clif and Odwalla bars.
I couldn't avoid the temptation and made a PB&J sandwich for myself as well.
The contrôle was on top of a little roller.
Sign in sheets and extra cue sheets.
Victor Urvantsev and Kate Marshall. Eric Keller is hiding behind me.
Left to right: Christiane Iwert, Gilbert Torres and Eric Keller.
Making sure everyone gets their stamp and time signed in.
This can be quite hectic. I worked as swiftly as possible to free riders of burocratic obligations.
Off they go!
I kept munching secretely.
And more riders come in. Here are John Fessenden and Robin Landis.
The next wave arrives.
From left to right: Ron and Barbara Anderson, Robert Ellis and Bill Olsen.
Orange seems to dominate.
Robert Ellis and Jim Logan
Showers Pass Club
Ron and the tandem.
George Metzler followed by the Umble brothers.
Walter Pettigrew, Chris Nadovich and Daniel Aaron
Helping Christine load the Camelbak to its fullest capacity.
On the lookout for new arrivals.
My partner in crime.
RBA Tom Rosenbauer
List of riders
Tom made full use of the amenities provided by the secret controle.
Bill Philips comes in at 9:15am
A nice machine. Waterford bicycle. Notice the E3 mounted on the skewer.
Ron Anderson's bike ridden by Joe Platzner of Seattle Randonneurs
Here is Joe Platzner
Message board at the hostel entrance
My first encounter with a pitbull was uneventful. Note:I have been told this is actually a Bull Terrier.
Working at the finish.
Craig Martek tells me about his aerobar setup.
Craig set a course record with 12h41min.
Girl helping out in the yard.
Creek behind the hostel
View from the back of the hostel
The day moves on
Gilbert, Len and Christiane arrive. Victor (far right) had a mechanical and withdrew shortly after contrôle #3.
Eric Keller finally appears in my pictures.
Jim Logan is a happy camper.
Riders enjoy the comfort of the hostel at the finish.
Bill Olsen enjoys a well deserved post ride meal
Lots of goodies for everyone,
Kate Marshall is received by Victor. The couple reunites!
Jud and Tom call Mary Crawley to see if all is OK.
And there she is. Our last rider in.