First, Marty did not voluntarily send me this image. As many of you know, he is not a publicity hound but I heard there was an image of him at the finish line so I applied some pressure. Below is his description of the final climb and in the interest of fairness, I am providing one of my fans with equal exposure so no one can say I do not provide balance.
This was taken just before the last rise to the finish line. The guy to my right is Chris Lyman, I have seen his name a number of times at Fondo’s that I done including a few weeks ago at the Levi Fondo. He is usually in the top 10 and was a very strong rider. He started to cramp at the top of the Green River Cove climb, I told him to hop on and he explained that he would not be able to help. I said that it was fine and told him, let’s go. As we hit the final rise he told me to go ahead without him. I am glad that I was able to ride with him, he helped me set a strong pace up the Green River climb and was very encouraging and told me that I could catch Winston.
Amanda, aka, "Corvair" for being as dependent showing up for a ride as was the car by that name. Here, she is on vacation, somewhere south, eating a less than healthy meal. Below, another food item. Amanda certainly ate well after doing a lot of hiking. I of course welcome and encourage ride/hike reports from others. Flyin Tuna used to provide a report every so often but I think I annoyed her by insisting her reports use more than single syllable words and that she should read a book on proper usage of grammar, before submitting another report. Corvair also, on occasion sent a report and I even gave her the title of "Ink Stained Wretch" but then she wanted a stipend and no one gets paid around here.