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Goto: 12005-05-03 12005-05-05 1USA

2005-05-04: Pictures28
Distance today: 43.0 km (Accumulated: 21134.0 km)
Country: USA

2005.05.04. [Field; brown road sign on Hwy. 1: ?Golden 57km?] - [Cross
of Hwy. 1 & Hwy. 93].
(Runner companies all stage: Peter Rietveld).

43km, 4:14:08h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Total 21093km.

Start: 10:11am.
Finish: 16:51pm.
Time GMT - 8 hours

+06c, half overcast and light wind at start.
11c and same at finish.

- Guest Reporter Peter Rietveld writes:

Leaving Nicky and Mike after loads of coffee we now faced our last and
highest pass of the Rocky Mountains, 1600 something meters above the
highest point in Holland or Denmark for that matter. The up hills sure do
their job at my hamstrings and every 30 minutes I lay in some weird yoga
postures to keep them long enough to make the legs still bend, while
driver passing by look at me as if I were some special road kill. But it
works well and this way I came all the way up without major concerns, not
counting the looks on Jesper? s face. Up the hill we went and pushed the
strollers meter after meter. Quite suddenly we were at a restaurant and a
lake very much looking like the pass and we celebrated with pictures of
each other and a somehow longer brake. The restaurant was closed and
Jesper immediately invited me for breakfast and a beer to commemorate this
fourth and last pass. So with an empty stomach and no beer we went further
finding out we were not quite yet at the pass since the road stubbornly
still went up. Not too bad though and a 15 minutes later we did hit the
top. Downhill it went. Soon we were overtaken by a South Korean on a
bicycle who voluntarily joined the band and slowed down his cycling. Then
our support form Banff showed up and after pushing the strollers for
hundreds of Km's now they were put in the van and we were without.
Interestingly we changed the side of the road for a different angle of the
tarmac, ran slightly faster and in another posture than bend over and
within an hour I felt my shin starting to hurt. Such a small change can
really hurt the legs bad. We did well and were spoiled all over by this
supporting couple, Lorna and Jason, who run the Banff - Calgary airport
shuttle They are fantastic support and volunteered to give us this support
for a FULL two days and drop us off at the third AND bedding and feeding
us for three days. The South Korean, Joseph Jeong, became a part of the
team and was welcomed as well. The evening was spend in a hot tub,
swimming pool, sauna and steam bath, just fantastic!!!! Couple of beers
and the night proved to be very well indeed. Peter



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