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FINISHED!!
2007-06-11, 10:39 p.m.

Day 1023?

Going from this:

odometer start = 0.00 miles

To this:

odometer end, 100.68 miles


Makes you look like this:

One tired, sweaty dude. My thanks to the volunteer who took the shot. Donít know who she was, but Iíll thank her anyhow

Iíve got a bunch more ďactionĒ photoís that are being uploaded to Flickr. Iíll pass along the link as soon as I get things uploaded and captioned.

All in all, the ride was a blast. I was surprised by some wicked cramps. Donít know what led to them. Heard rumors that drinking nothing but Gatorade can lead to that, but thatíd be a first for me. Did that 80 miler last week with no trouble. Might have been due to the lunch I had just before the cramping started. Too much blood down working on the munchies and not enough getting juice to the over worked leg muscles. I really canít say.

Fed-ecks has made my 10 least favorite companies list. That camelbak I ordered? Lost in the Utah desert (how effin ironic!). After 3 emails asking them why there was no departure scan from their facility in North Salt Lake, and specifically asking them do drop the corporate BS I got in the last 2 responses and figure out what was going on, theyíve admitted that maybe they lost it. 2 days after it was due here, a day after I really wanted it.

Didnít really matter, the rest areas were so well stocked I could have started with just my normal two bottles of bug juice and would have been fine. Food wasnít an issue either. Bananaís, oranges, soy bars (yuch, but loaded with potassium) and Payday candy bars!!!

If I didnít lose count, I went through nearly 2 gallons of liquids (officially 225 oz) while pedaling, plus a bit more during lunch after the ride.

One other important fact Ė I did not finish last!! I rolled in about 45 minutes before the official closing of the course and saw riders still rolling in as I was leaving the park Ė with scant minutes to spare.

Also, thanks to all my sponsors, both on-line and 3d. Due to your generosity, I was able to turn in money well in excess of my goal. Iím sure we all know someone afflicted by diabetes. Now that persons life can be a tiny bit better because of all of our help.

363 days till the next Tour. Canít wait.


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