Rob and Dave had to jet, leaving Jacques, Pascal, Todd, Mike, Jamie, Rodd and myself to take care of the eating. To my chagrin, there were no vegan veggie burgers again. I guess I should have emailed. I liken my un-burger of bun, onions, tomato pickles and condiments to a bad coffee; you just have to right the wrong with some proper food/coffee. My lovely wife and inlaws saved take-out from Green Earth back in Ottawa for me, so all was right again in the world by 8pm.
I suspect one of the TT Tourists will recount a tale or two from their perspective. Their day took a nose dive when Chris hit the ground at 50kph and sustained pretty heavy road rash on his right side. Locals were quick to help out, and Chris was well taken care of. Emails indicate he's got much more fight left in him and he'll be back on his bike as soon as he can. Live to ride another day!
Check out Rouleur Marc's great video here.
Our ride time was 5:53, at an average of about 32kph over 190k with 2500m climbing.
Rodd's photos, including the a couple of first aided Chris, can be found here.
Many thanks to Clive, Christine, and all the fabulous folks who volunteered their time to make the Hilly Hundred a great event, once again. There seemed to be more riders than ever this year, and it was great to see so many riders from Ottawa make the trip to Bancroft to ride. We'll be back in 2011.