Monday, August 03, 2009---12:00 Noon ---38,000 feet high in the air----destination California—I’m thinking about it…..
Asheville, NC----this is where it began….at Sunday brunch…..the morning after The 208 Mile Black & Blue Mountain Bike Race…..
The whole thing started the day before in at 6:00am high in the Virginia Mountains at the peak of Grayson Highlands State Park. Team Little Guy…..www.teamlittleguy.com…. was there. Two teams: Eric “E-Man” Gelly & LTC Tom Heyden a two man team-----John “Bad Rad” Radebaugh, Ed “The Mechanic” Agnoli, Josh “The Rookie” Chavez and Jeff “The Great Communicator” Harden our 4 man team. It was dark….cold….5,300 feet up air filled with great anticipation….
I sat for a long second and looked at them both. Damm if they weren’t serious! I suggested that in 1986 a much younger frame hauled ass across Minnesota. I also suggested that Tom & E-Man finished as the very 1st “two-person” team in the race. I couldn’t remember seeing a, “Father/Son” category.
Ride on my brothers & sisters……stay tuned.