Saturday, September 13, 2008

Last Chance Update: Saturday (and Natchez)

I heard from Jerry this afternoon. He and JoAnn are safely in. Jerry finished in 78:59; JoAnn was a bit behind that time at 82:36. Congratulations to both. Hopefully, we'll get a ride report from one or both of them. Sounds like the last night was very chilly, with temperatures in the 40s and snow in the nearby mountains.

The adventures continue for our NCBC riders. Branson & Byron are currently on the 600K Natchez Trace course.If you're wondering about the Natchez Trace, here's the official description:
What Is The Natchez Trace Parkway? The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping. Come out and ride on this amazing road with us.

Branson just called from the turnaround, where he & Byron are waiting for a pizza. Branson said some of the course reminded him of Flint Hill Road. Ouch! Best to those two riders, and I know we can coax a story out of those boys.

Update: Byron & Branson did us proud with a strong finish despite lots of wind and rain. Results are here.

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