Actually,  Race Day was yesterday but we have been a little busy since then.  More on that later!

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Ron didn’t sleep well, so he was up early to eat and get his body ready for the , 20 km loop race at Fountainhead Regional Park.

We got there early enough to register, sign forms and get the bike ready.

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I thought the six was the age he acts sometimes but it isn’t, it’s the age group, 50-54.

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Rob Etherington from Kingston Police, also participated and he was pumped and ready as well.  That’s his pumped and ready face!

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The race started at the bottom of the hill and in age groups with 3 minutes apart.  Ron’s started at 8:12 am

Rob’s WAY younger so he came up first.

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Ron was not far behind this is Ron’s focus face!

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After this I had to run into the woods to catch the action there.

This is Rob coming around the corner.

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I think Ron is somewhere in the woods there!  Look for a streak of red!

This is speedy Rob going around the corner at break neck speed!

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Here’s comes Ron now, I thought I had missed him but I didn’t.  He is the second guy!

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His break neck speed doesn’t seem to be as fast as Rob’s.  hmmmm

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This is Ron finishing his first lap.  Apparently he passed Rob somewhere in the woods!

I also think Ron was the first #6 that had come through, but time will tell.

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Always smiling even though… at this point he was pretty sure he broke his finger!

I had him doing his first lap at around 37 minutes which was for 6.3 milesish!

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Here he goes to finish his second and final lap!  Excitement is building.  Well, it was for me I am not sure anyone else was that excited for him.

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Here comes Rob finishing his first lap now.

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I don’t think Rob is smiling at this point, if so, it might be more of a grimace!

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AND!! over the finish line comes Ron!  All happy to be done.

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Did he defend his Gold title from Ireland!!!

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The answer is YES!!

So proud of him, he works hard.  I should know, he is rarely off his bike!

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And than, the real fun began.  He did actually break his finger and we ended up driving to Washington, DC to meet up with Shur Hashemi the #1 Nerve and Joint Doctor.  God is good.  The top Orthopedic surgeon was at the Mountain bike games and referred us to him.  We went to his office then over to a Therapy clinic to have a splint made.  Such wonderful people.

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The Therapy Clinic had some interesting patients previously

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We then walked around a little bit and had dinner in downtown Washington.  A bizarre day!

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Here Ron is contemplating doing the Road Race on Thursday.

At the moment of typing this, Ron is in surgery at the Inova Fairfax Hospital have a metal wire put into his hand by Dr. Hashemi.

So, I think the Road Race might be out of question but the jury is still out on that.

I’m tired of sitting and Ron hasn’t eaten since last night at 10:00 and if any of you know him, you know that is UNHEARD of.

So, I am back to the waiting room to wait, because that’s what you do there!

Until we meet again.

Race Day

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