Here is the motley the crew, 6:30am pre take off.
The chalk was a hit and we graffitied the road with ‘tea or coffee’ ahead of the aid station and Nancy decided (after seeing herself in uniform), there would in fact be ‘turbulence ahead’.
I was magnificently surprised to find my friend Rick was on Island and deftly snuck away from my water bearing duties for a hug. Meanwhile, Nancy took to the theme with great gusto providing all manor of motivation!
The early riders blazed by, focused and racing the clock to the top of Haleakala Crater. The later ones stopped, texted, took pictures (with the obliging staff), snorted their baggies of advil and let their feet breath. These are my kind of sportsmen because while the other talented volunteers went riding and running after our aid was no longer needed, I just awoke from a nice big fat nap!
Thus, happily today's antics kept my own motto (around sporting events) confidently intact 'I don't compete, I rarely volunteer, but I always show up for the party' and if you're going to volunteer, I highly recommend the team that is Jami Kimel and Nancy Robberson. Thanks guys, I haven't laughed that much, that early in a long time. Bub bye now.