It is incredible to think that today is Day 7 of the Transrockies Race. We are proud beyond words of our team for their hard work and dedication and also for their sportsmanship. We have heard so many stories of Blaine and Ted alerting other teams of wrong turns, letting teams that made mistakes pass them and helping people along the way. This challenge has truly let their character and integrity shine. They have developed a reputation as outstanding athletes, but also as courteous and fair competitors.
Today also happens to be Blaine's 31st birthday. What a way to celebrate!
The race starts a little later today at 8:30 am so Blaine and Laura have walked over to pick up their bikes from the mechanic and enjoy the last few moments of relaxation prior to the start gun. Today's leg is 78.8 km taking the racers into the beautiful town of Fernie, BC. Mark, Laura and I have had several opportunities to stop in Fernie for errands along the way and we are looking forward to returning. The town has events planned all day in celebration of the Transrockies, a bike derby for the little kids, a BBQ in the afternoon and a huge welcome as the racers pull into town. Tonight is the Transrockies Finisher's Party with DJ and bar. We were told that last year's competitors managed to party until 11 pm before crashing!
More to follow!!