Sunday, June 26, 2011
Looking for Randy
I took it into my head to go to TS 52, to see Randy into and out of the TS. This TS is the one where teams and riders have to wait out any penalties they might have accrued.
Since both my daughter and Elaine wanted to see Randy, we all got up early. With trusty GPS suctioned to the windshield we set off for the drive to Mt Airy. After a false start, we were moving right along on roads that were happily free of traffic (compared to normal anyway). We arrived at the Mt Airy TS with about 15 minutes to spare according to the estimated arrival time on the RAAM web site a/o last night.
We saw the team from Bulgaria, tried to chat and discovered they did not speak much English. One of them took a lot of pictures of Jure Robic's bike that was on display along with one of his jerseys.
We toured the Bicycle Museum with members of a crew supporting a solo rider from Monaco (?)
Then my daughter got sick and we had to take her home. As it turns out, Randy slept in a bit this AM, so I'll be headed out a bit later to try again. If that doesn't work, I'll head for Annapolis. Hope to see some of you out there.
Posted by LAH at 6/26/2011