|Riders at the 6AM Montpelier start|
|2AM on Rt. 100 at the top of a climb|
|At the finish. An experienced rando and an ultra runner doing her first ever brevet! She (the woman in front) rode a bike she bought the day before the ride and drove from Michigan!|
This year we have expanded the brevet work force from 1 to about 6. I took on helping with the 400k. It was a great experience and gave me a deep appreciation for all the folks who do the organizing. Oh, and thanks again to Mike for doing it all solo for so long, you are nuts! :)
It has been raining almost constantly this summer. On the day of the ride it rained heavily in many areas but spared our riders! All riders finished in plenty of time. Everyone enjoyed the route and the scenery. There was a road construction re-route that added a super steep dirt climb after the climb up out of Granville Gulf (which even the speediest and strongest riders commented on) but otherwise all riders approved the route.