Rick and his crew were waiting for us in Flintstone and George decided at the last minute to keep riding. When we pulled alongside him he said that his legs felt great after aching at the beginning of this pull and that he was finally awake…thanks to two Cokes and a Mountain Dew. He wants to keep climbing! He told me to just keep feeding him Cokes. This stage has 4340 feet of elevation gain.
Rick’s crew was caught off guard as much as we were, but the upside is that Rick will get some more rest while George takes this one on.