Once again Lori and I are racing the Silver State 508. This year we are trying something new… we are racing as a 2 person mixed relay. As my friend, Greg Sherman, pointed out to me I have raced the 508 as a solo, Fixed Gear solo, Tandem why not 2 X Mixed Relay.
We have a great crew. Lori enlisted the help of her long-time friend Noreen. I enlisted the help of Alin. Alin is a veteran of crewing for us so I know he will be fine. Last week we did a 150 mile 16,000 feet of climbing training ride where Lori and I switched every 25 miles to give the crew an opportunity to practice transitioning, feeding, navigating and direct follow at night. Noreen did great for her first time. She even had the opportunity to direct follow at night up and down mountains.
The team of Hutton’s Vireo are ready — riders and crew! You know you can teach people the tasks associated with crewing but you can’t teach them how to care for people. The willingness to care, assist, and dedicate themselves to your mission can’t be taught it has to come from within. I feel confident we will be in good hands.
If you are interested and would like to follow the race please use the following links
THE 508 LIVE RACE TRACKING Hutton’s Vireo
TRACK LEADERS GPS TRACKING Hutton’s Vireo
Road Trip antics on our way to Reno
We will try to have our crew update you via social media when the are not busy driving, navigating, feeding, motivating, massaging, and cheering us on!