Photo by Chad, our team photographer/videographer
Left to right, rear row, Phil (St Louis), Beverly (Ohio), Me, Joe (Bloomington, IN), and Mark (Greenwood, IN)
front row, Denny (SW PA) and Jerry (Chicago area). We had trouble getting everyone in the shot because we'd scattered a bit at this time and as a result, couldn't get everyone together....so, I'll add in some other shots singly momentarily.
Fred, aka 10wheels. He came up from Houston, TX for the ride
Here we are, getting registered for the ride. My wife also volunteered for this event. She ran the registration for the Century ride on the track.
Now, a little about Fred. He missed the Century mark by 6 miles....he just ran out of time on the track. He's a mile monster....and I'm really impressed with his performance.
Another member was Thomas R, aka scummer on http://www.bikeforums.net. He got a little later start, and still cranked out the Century, + a few insurance miles and a tad over 105. No pictures of him, unfortunately.
Bev: 67 miles
Denny: 67 miles
Jerry: 84 miles
Mark: did the 50K ride
Me: 41.2 miles attempting the Century with an injured shoulder. It got too painful to ride.
Phil: 70+ miles
People were riding all kinds of bikes, ranging from Trikes
to a Penny Farthing
and all configurations of road bikes
The track is the smoothest surface you'll ever ride, there at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It made for some fast riding conditions. It was a great day and all of us are going to do it again next year.
Now, to close with Jim McKays words, in sports, there is the thrill of victory
and the agony of defeat
This year, my injuries from my training crash 3 weeks ago stopped me, but I'll not let that discourage me.....next year, I will finish the Century.
Team Stats: Fundraising:
Team Stormcrowe overall: $3935.00