|Some PBP art...||Lon Norder|
Aug 27, 2003 10:16 AM
|My brother enhanced some of my photos with a drawing tool.
Aug 27, 2003 10:46 AM
|Lon, how was your ride?|
|not that good||cyclopathic|
Aug 27, 2003 1:00 PM
|after I blew up my knees in first 200k, I decided to take it easy. Finished in ~76hr, met a lot of new friends, enjoyed ride (as much as you can w/o grinding teeth), people, Paris, what else? 8-)|
|Vous etes un ancien! Congratulations, Lon!||Dale Brigham|
Aug 27, 2003 11:32 AM
Great story, photos, and ride, Lon. I have this sneaky suspicion that I saw you at one of the controles (Carhaix, I think). I was in line at the cafeteria, behind a guy in a Davis Bike Club (California Republic) jersey that looked like your photo, and he was with a woman (nice looking blond, I recall). I considered saying something, but then, I don't know your real name, so I forgot about it. Anyway, it might not have been you, after all.
Congratulations, Lon, on your fine ride! Your photos really capture the beauty of the ride.
|Merci, Dale...||Lon Norder|
Aug 27, 2003 11:48 AM
|That might have been me. I saw a guy with a Ride Around Rainier jersey at Fougeres on the way back, but I was stuck in a long line. Also, I saw Ms. Goldenpants at Nogent (wow!), but I was heading out. Your finish time was 5 minutes before mine, so you might have passed me near the end. Quite a ride, eh?|
|Yes, quite a ride.||Dale Brigham|
Aug 27, 2003 1:17 PM
|I was wearing USA Cycling Development program red-white-blue jerseys all but the first day (Tuesday), when I wore my club's neon yellow jersey. So, the guy in the RAMROD jersey was not me (although I do have one of those at home).
I passed a lot of folks on the last bit from Nogent back to the "Gym of the Right Man," as I liked to call it. I was ready for it all to be over. Sort of took the fun out of it, especially since I arrived a few minutes before my wife got to the finish. Did the same thing 4 years ago. Need to get my head examined.
Hope your hind end is feeling better than mine.
|Babel Fish translates "gymnase des droits de l'homme" as ...||Lon Norder|
Aug 27, 2003 3:14 PM
|"gymnasium of the human's right". I wonder if there's a gym for the left side somewhere.|
|So Dale, where's your ride report?||tarwheel|
Aug 27, 2003 12:03 PM
|Lon, were those photos taken with your Van Gogh camera?|
|Wow, I like these as much as the originals.||JL|
Aug 27, 2003 7:18 PM
|They're definite downloads as wallpaper.
Thanks for sharing. Congrats on finishing PBP.
|Kewl stuff. Congrats on the ride and thx for the wallpaper! nm||KG 361|
Aug 27, 2003 7:38 PM
|Flat-out gorgeous! I really like the clouds. nice work. nm||rwbadley|
Aug 27, 2003 8:55 PM