Map and profile of the leg out (highlighted in green)
Map and profile of the returning leg (highlighted in green)
Hotel lobby minutes before the start.
Riders make last minute checks.
And we are off!
Cows seemed to be perplexed by us.
Jim Solanick and Henk Bouhuyzen
Branson Kimball, Justin Crawford and Catherine Shenk
From Left to Right: John Morris, Mark Olsen and Greg Courtney
John Preston followed by John Morris and Mark Olsen
The first contrôle in the Gettysburg National Military Park, PA
G Donald McLaughlin Memorial Covered Bridge on Jacks Mountain Rd in Fairfield, PA
Potomac River, MD
Sheetz controle in Winchester, VA
View from some point along VA 42 near Woodstock, VA
Leaving the Deerfield Voluntary Fire Department contrôle in Deerfield, VA.
Marble Valley Rd, Deerfield, VA
Maury River Rd, Goshen, VA
Maury River Rd
Maury River is part of the watershed of Chesapeake Bay.
Views like this were abundant.
Dave Thompson on the Blue Ridge Parkway
The climb continues...
After every bend there is more...
This is me at the southernmost contrôle in Mount Airy, NC.
The next day it starts all over again, 9 miles up.
There is Dave making it to the top of the ridge on Willis Gap Rd.
Dave early on Saturday morning.
It was beautiful, almost worth climbing up there.
Hey! That's my snack!
This looks like it will be fun!
They had no specials for a bike wash.
And the descent is over. I think we came down from the ridge in the distance.
Why travel to the UK if you can visit it in Virginia!
A replica of the original, but this one is made from foam!
The Pink Cadillac Diner. Looks like a nice place to stop.
Morning of the last day of riding.
South Middle Rd
The sun is coming out.
Fort Valley Rd
More riders arrive.
Patsy on the move to get pictures of arrivals.
From left to right: Sharon Stevens, David Goodwin and Martin Cochran
David Rudy (far left) and Vicky Tyer (behind Rick Felton) also arrived with this group.
These moments were quite emotional.
In the Ireland jersey is Scott Gater
Vickie Tyer and in the maple leaf vest is Carey Chappelle.
The youngest rider is Hokie Justin Crawford (far left)
Bill and Mark Olsen arrive. On the left applauding is Wayne Cernak.
Mark Olsen and Ron Himschoot in the background.
Bill Olsen also finished the inaugural event last year.
Clockwise starting with the yellow jersey: Mark Olsen, Bill Olsen, Carey Chappelle, Rick Fulton and David Rudy
Riders continue eating hours upon arrival.
Bill Olsen is hungry.
RBA Matt Settle is the last to arrive, with 22 min to spare.
He looked exhausted. Because he is a slower rider, he did not get much sleep over the course of 4 days.