Captiola. Packing. Sure, it'll all fit.
Captiola. Packing. Sure, it'll all fit.
In Lawrence, Mothra gives us our first taste of the Kanza Kolsch. It's pretty damn good!
In Lawrence, Mothra gives us our first taste of the Kanza Kolsch. It's pretty damn good!
After loaning Jon a Mountain Feed Bag, he envisions other possible uses for it in the hotel room.
After loaning Jon a Mountain Feed Bag, he envisions other possible uses for it in the hotel room.
Jon, working out his nutrition plan. This all went out the window at the first checkpoint, so he told me.
Jon, working out his nutrition plan. This all went out the window at the first checkpoint, so he told me.
Mothra and Jon on the shakedown ride. Nothing broke, so a success. Though I did have a coughing fit. I should really do something about that...
Mothra and Jon on the shakedown ride. Nothing broke, so a success. Though I did have a coughing fit. I should really do something about that...
Which way to the front?
Which way to the front?
Jon and Reba, rollin'.
Jon and Reba, rollin'.
After shake out ride at Sunflower. My legs are ready!
After shake out ride at Sunflower. My legs are ready!
We match our cards perfectly. Sort of.
We match our cards perfectly. Sort of.
Jon, all hopped up at the start.
Jon, all hopped up at the start.
Beans above the frank for a bit. Then just failure.
Beans above the frank for a bit. Then just failure.
*sigh*
*sigh*
Just around this corner. That's where I died. In the Jeep with Todd. He was pretty awesome. Wish I'd caught the name of the German guy who ended up with us...
Just around this corner. That's where I died. In the Jeep with Todd. He was pretty awesome. Wish I'd caught the name of the German guy who ended up with us...
Pumpkin Butter. Even with a broken derailleur, nothing can diminish my love for this bike. I spent a while pulling the money trigger on this bike. I love it so much. (Yes, I work for Specialized. But I still have to weigh purchases with my bank account)
Pumpkin Butter. Even with a broken derailleur, nothing can diminish my love for this bike. I spent a while pulling the money trigger on this bike. I love it so much. (Yes, I work for Specialized. But I still have to weigh purchases with my bank account)
Bugle cones and waiting for my three babies to go through final checkpoint before heading to the finish.
Bugle cones and waiting for my three babies to go through final checkpoint before heading to the finish.
Most Cheerful Award!
Most Cheerful Award!
Suitably proud, though I'm pretty sure at this point he doesn't really know what it means.
Suitably proud, though I'm pretty sure at this point he doesn't really know what it means.
These guys. These f*ckin' guys!
These guys. These f*ckin' guys!
Mothra bashes up against the light of a liquor store. Closed at 9. It is 9:10pm. DENIED!
Mothra bashes up against the light of a liquor store. Closed at 9. It is 9:10pm. DENIED!
Grady is happy to see me. Dan is... just tired, I think. That, or he's annoyed I didn't buy any bourbon even though I had all afternoon to organize that.
Grady is happy to see me. Dan is... just tired, I think. That, or he's annoyed I didn't buy any bourbon even though I had all afternoon to organize that.
"Are there dance floors here? I want to dance!" (This is a boy capable of clearing dance floors. You have missed out)
"Are there dance floors here? I want to dance!" (This is a boy capable of clearing dance floors. You have missed out)
First podium for Taco.
First podium for Taco.
I got a thing!
I got a thing!
I don't know if Rita got me this before I failed or after. All I know is that she's awesome.
I don't know if Rita got me this before I failed or after. All I know is that she's awesome.
Back in Santa Cruz, I finally unpack all the drop bags. It's a lot of nutrition I never used. Oh well.
Back in Santa Cruz, I finally unpack all the drop bags. It's a lot of nutrition I never used. Oh well.