Today, we went up 276 over the Blue Ridge Parkway, then up Scott’s Favorite Climb, back down into the lowlands, and up the new, hard way back to Latell d’Huez. Mr. Deluxe, Bill Koch, arrived yesterday and joined us for the ride today.

Mark and Bill climbing:

It was cold up on the Parkway – much like it is in Milwaukee right now. Ha ha!

Mark staged a protest against the intrusiveness of Scott’s doping controls:

Me, Bill, and Scott:

Mark and his post-ride recovery drink:

Mom – I wore the socks you bought me:

After the ride, Bill died.
Mark was so distraught, he took a shower, then snuffed it himself.

Wusses. All we did was 14,000 feet of climbing in 87 miles.