Overall it was a great day with great weather and after the race we went to my friend's house for a cookout and to celebrate the life of Kevin Rayburn, who will always be missed by those who knew him. He was not one to let life pass him by, and was always up to something fun, whether working out, running distance runs or obstacle courses, camping, watching Nascar races, or just hanging out with friends. He always had a smile on his face and was an all around great guy, who loved his wife dearly and had a great group of family and friends. Remember that none of us are guaranteed tomorrow, so appreciate those you love today!
Clockwise from top left: My friend Paulette and I at the finish;
a view of the river from mile 11.5; one of the tanks leaving the race site;
finisher's medal; tanks and their police escorts - it slowed down my ride home,
but was really cool!; the evil ramp at mile 11 - and I liked that guy's shirt, ours last year
said something similar; our muddy shoes from the muddy finish line - I always sprint in to finish a race
and couldn't this time - I was mad! :)
Back of the shirts Kevin's wife had custom made for us