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Goto: 12005-04-30 12005-05-02 1USA

2005-05-01: Pictures1
Distance today: 53.0 km (Accumulated: 20957.0 km)
Country: USA

2005.05.01. [Brown national park sign on Hwy.1: "Mount Revel stoke
National Park Ahead"] - [Blue sign at information centre at Hwy. 1:
"Rogers Pass Centre, Glacier National Park"].

due to narrow mountain passes>.

(Runner company all stage: Peter Rietveld).

53km, 5:35:30h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Total 20916km.

Start: 10:18am.
Finish: 17:33pm.
Time GMT - 8 hours

+15c, almost clear and medium wind at start.
4c, half overcast and light wind at finish.

- Another day with Peter Rietveld as guest writer:

Woke up to see a solid breakfast coming prepared jointly by Peter and
Soon enough Shelley Irish from the Revel stoke Review dropped in for a
Really a chat since she did not refrain to enter a political discussion so
it was not the usual monologue we have with reporters.
Sure enough she was interested in Jesper? s adventures around the globe as
well as in my plans to run a benefit 10.000km in 2006 for " Doctors
Without Borders" , raising monies as well as drawing attention to the work
they are doing ( I have been with them for 11 years).
Today was going to be a promising day, 35km to the Rogers Pass and then
down to a river side, was one of these days, where was the pass.
After 35km not even an indication of getting higher up. Luckily we were
both in good shape and spirits and added the expected 10km in our mind
according to some road sign. Still nothing but winding roads through
increasingly whitening mountains. Each turn we hoped for the promising
view on the pass until quite suddenly a sign promised the pass in 1 km. By
then we were at 51 km, 16km more up than foreseen, but still laughing and
running strong.
We spoiled ourselves at the top with a hotel room instead of running the
additional 10 km down to the river. The hotel is VERY nice and the manager
as well, gave us a good brake on the price because it is a bit above our
normal budget.
I felt like in an old western movie, lying in the bathtub with all my
dirty laundry and a beer on the side.
A good run with the healthy challenge of running more and harder than
expected and still arriving with a smile (or smirk)
Time to lay upside down with the feet 90 degrees up on the wall and
watching TV upside down.
I am falling in love with this baby jogger I am pushing around and have to
think of a way how to politely decline the offer from Kevin to push his
roadrunner for 10.000km. He really offered it to me and I was delighted
and o so eager. Guess I'll have to feed him a few beers before dropping
the news.

- Small note by Jesper:

Another great day in the mountains !! Had approximately 700meter of climb
during the stage and was rewarded with stunning mountain and glacier views
:-) Peter did a very impressing effort getting through this hard stage
and came back after struggling a bit at midpoint. It?s a true pleasure
seeing his progress as a runner :-))



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