The 3rd annual Chuck Flynt Birthday Ride was just about perfect—a cool early fall day, plenty of sun and low humidity. The Quesenberry sisters drove the SAG truck full of energy bars, fruit, trail mix and fluids of various colors. A record 11 Big Dog riders rode the full 72 miles, include Kyra Bishop, the first woman to rock the Big Dogs. Another six riders traveled the southern 40 mile leg, and some even beyond. We promise to furnish maps next year.
Riders rode a total of 1005 miles, and the Flynts donated $1005 to the Floyd County Library. Next year we hope for more riders, more miles and more good times. Remember, younger by the mile!
There are 36-mile stints for those not as young as Chuck -- see, he's 72, so each year the deal for the Big Dogs is to ride a mile for every year -- and on down to a mere 10 miles.
More to follow as news reports come in, but here's how the Big Dog crowd looked early:
|Chuck Flynt, happy to be up early|
|Dan Sweeney, just plain happy|
|Buz Waitzkin, tee shirtier and legal counsel|
|Yellow was quite popular|
|Fall colors were out|
|Around Milepost 174|
|Diane Flynt in the lede, breaking the sound barrier near Round Meadow|
|Jack Russell, after 36 miles|
|South of Meadows of Dan|
|The Big Curve near the winery|