It was a warm, dry weekend after a rainy Friday afternoon (like many PMCs we’ve experienced before)
At the Sturbridge Starting Line, 5:15am
Carl, David & Mike ready to go. David wasn’t able to ride because he had shattered his left elbow in a fall on a training ride the prior weekend but came to the start to lend support. The arm sling turned out to be a decent cup holder.
Here’s the video of the roll-out. Carl and Mike zip by at about 3:25.
After the riders had rolled out, Carl’s support team remained behind.
Apponequet School Water Stop
Mike’s family came out to cheer: Michelle, Dale and Evan saw Carl but missed Mike at a great waterstop that features the pedal partners.
Rolling in to Mass Maritime Academy
Mike successfully reaches the Saturday finish after a long, hot ride, and still with a smile on his face.
On Board the TSS Enterprise
Carl and Mike had an outside cabin for two on the Mass Maritime Academy’s training ship Enterprise– most importantly, notice the vent in the ceiling, piping in cool, dry A/C. The view of Buzzards Bay out the porthole wasn’t bad either.
At Mass Maritime Academy
Carl and Mike relax on the great lawn at MMA. Notice the solar panels on the light poles in the background. MMA has been ‘green’ for a number of years.
Nothing like a volunteer with a cold bottle of water and a waiting massage appointment (notice the massage tables in the background). She was Carl’s masseuse.