Sounds really rewarding and interesting - a nice way to use your superpowers! I know what you mean about the race radio. It's fun being part of the race organization once in awhile and seeing all the stuff behind the scenes.
Great to see you and I echo the sentiment of it being a fun day. Nate and I loved it and will be back for more volunteering i think. BTW, the guy you nursed to me overtook the guy ahead of him about 5 km later. He credited you with getting him going.
Glad to hear that. I was curious to see the final results to see if either 135 or 24 finished in time. Driving up the road out of the aid station 135 definitely looked to be moving better than 24.
I was jealous that Nate is old enough to do this with you. I just have to wait a bit more for Aubrey to be at that age. I did take her mountain biking the next day on the kids loops in the Hydro Cut. She rode her push bike and I walked/jogged behind her. She did pretty good, but was nervous on some downhills. The bigger issue was I forgot bug spray and she was eaten alive in there. Whoops.
He has been "biking" on teh trails for 2 years about honestly taps out at about 30 min of flat riding. Now that he's older/stronger and has some bike handling skills, he can do more with me pulling him. However, I'm getting tired of the trash talk of "quicker dad" on the hills.
Great to see ya out there.
Hey Tim. It was good that you volunteered for the race and it was great to see you out there. I need your encouragement at about the 40 K mark (but it was still welcome with 500 m to go!)