When we finished stage 3 we jumped in another pond, soaked the legs then grabbed a burger and a beer. I was finally feeling like myself and came out of this stage with a positive attitude. I would say the highlight of stage 3 was the after stage question and answer session that happened in the back of the Budget truck. This is a Transrockies tradition, the luggage man Memphis Joe serves margarita's and has the elite runners in the Budget truck where we can ask all the questions we want. Max King, Ryan Bak, Rickey Gates, Anna Frost, Nikki Kimball and others were in attendance. It was an informal event with only a few of us hanging out listening to what these folks had to say. I had great position bellied up to the bumper, so I got in good with the bumper tender and received quick refills and had a perfect spot to hear what everyone had to say. This was a lot of fun and made the afternoon go by pretty quickly.
As you can see this stage was uneventful, at this point in the week we were getting into a good routine and just trying to get to the next day....so enjoy some photos!
|Up we go...|
|Looking back at the views.|
|So many places, so little time.|
|Can't get enough of these views|
|Running down the road trying to...|
|Bunkers at Camp Hale|
|Jackie telling me to get going!|
|Ian Torrence, I didn't think he saw me...until I looked at the photo. Sorry Ian!|
|Views from the deck.|
|Memphis Joe's Margarita's!|
|Some big names in there!|