djstrong at fwcm.com
Tue Jun 30 09:12:57 PDT 2009
Interesting. I guess that's how he "found" his speed, considering
that when he came to the Bay Area to do a few brevets this Spring he
was at the back of the pack, hours off the pace. Thanks for the
On 6/30/09, Susan France <susanfrance at teleport.com> wrote:
> Greg's wife provides support for him at designated locations during long
> brevets (and ultras). He also sleeps in "the white barge". While he does
> often slow to chat with riders he is passing on the route, I've not known
> him to ever plan to ride with anyone. He's quit happy doing his own thing
> and is very good at it. So, once he gets ahead of you there is little chance
> you will see him again unless he has a mechanical... that's just Greg. Maybe
> we should call him the ghost.
> -----Original Message-----
>>From: David Strong <djstrong at fwcm.com>
>>Sent: Jun 30, 2009 4:01 AM
>>To: joshua <franco650b at mac.com>, Jim Bronson <jim.bronson at gmail.com>,
>> "ORRando at orrandonneurs.org" <ORRando at orrandonneurs.org>
>>Subject: Re: [ORRando] Portland-Glacier
>>I would not trust your weather reports. In Plains for example, the
>>temps were in the hi80's and 90's in surrounding areas we rode
>>through. The stretch from Hot Sulphur to Lakeside, over 40 miles, has
>>no services (rollins closes at 8) and is the hottest, driest area of
>>Montana, according to a local dentist with whom I shared lunch at the
>>Y Knot Cafe. A write up to follow. As for Greg Olsen, who had his wife
>>following in a car, we never saw him after the morning of day 1, never
>>saw him at any rest stops, at any over night stops, at any morning
>>departures (in the 5-6 am range depending on who left when). Some
>>might say he is a ghost. Greg, Karel, Joe and I saw each other every
>>day, multiple times, shared rooms, etc. Makes you wonder...
>>On 6/29/09, joshua <franco650b at mac.com> wrote:
>>> Well the rumor is true. I DNF'd because of the heat. I guess I needed
>>> to get out of the kitchen.
>>> My wife, Britt and I shuttled some small bags to whitefish, where we
>>> are now having a beer. We saw the guys this morning on their way up
>>> Thompson pass. The temps are definitely much better today as was
>>> yesterdays temps but the sunlight is still pretty intense. Everyone
>>> still seems to like riding their bikes and were joking around this AM.
>>> Thanks to Susan for such a great route. I'm going to have to come
>>> back out and brave the heat again after I figure out what works for me
>>> in the heat.
>>> Envoyée de mon iPhone
>>> Le Jun 29, 2009 à 4:58 PM, Jim Bronson <jim.bronson at gmail.com> a
>>> écrit :
>>>> Any word via cell or whatever on the progress of those who rode?
>>>> Weather sure does look a lot nicer than in 2007, current temps 78 in
>>>> Plains and 81 in Kalispell.
>>>> having a blood clot is a sticky situation
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