Cary's looking on watching the other groups go... only a few minutes to his start. Garrett is messing around like usual.
Here is Cary's group of Cat 5 men 1800's numbers (just a way to keep track of who your racing against.) I think there were like 50 or more guys in his group.There he goes with a big grin on his face, only 205.9 miles to go!
Here we are at our first feed zone - Montpelier ID. We got there pretty early, and all I can say is thank goodness for parks along the way. I'm glad the race organizers do this for the sanity of the racing widows and familys that support. Carlie (my pony/horse fanatic) loved these swings. And of course they would have these kind of swings in Idaho.
Here's Garrett waiting for daddy on the hill at the montpelier feed zone...both the kids were super good. So I didn't have to worry much about them. Here's Carlie - she kept asking if she could go to the bathroom - I knew Cary was just a few seconds to minutes from arriving. So sorry Carlie you have to wait. She doesn't look very happy, but we made it.
Cary rolled in right on the dot at 4 hours for 82 miles... right on track. He was feeling good and only stayed for 45 seconds. He was in a group and wanted to continue with those guys, so off he went.
Garrett and Carlie both kept asking me where we were going and where whe were...I guess it was confusing to them because we were in and out of the car like 10 times. But they had fun. The rest of the feed zones were so quick that I didn't have time to take any pictures. But we stopped in Afton WY and Alpine Junction, WY.
Here is Cary cruzing up snake river canyon, this picture shows him on his own. The funny thing was that he was always in a big group - mostly pulling at the front. He told me later that some riders would help and some sat on his wheel. He's always such a curtious rider. If it were me, I would have made them work if they were sitting behind me.
Here is the finish. 206 miles, and 10 hrs later he rolled in. I did take a picture of him rolling in, but he was going to fast so I only got the guy that was behind him. Maybe one day I'll have a digital SLR for such an occasion. Anyway I'm very proud of all his hard work. This was a great ride for him. Great job!