Submitted by Jeff Potter on June 28, 2010 - 1:16pm
[Race-fan Sue Faulkner submitted this report with a couple pics.]
I met Matthew last night having pizza at Mamacita's in Abiquiu. He is
doing well physically, but very saddened by Dave's death. His grief, and
concern for the family, are unmistakable. His decision to continue the race
was difficult and he is still conflicted about how to handle this tragedy.
He commented that risks are inherent on the GDT. Precautions are made to
anticipate and minimize the risks. However, the presense of motor vehicles
will always be a danger.
He is dissappointed that the detour takes Polvadero Peak off the route.
Although it is a difficult climb, he considers it a rite of passage on the
GDT and is sorry that newcomers will not have that experience. I was very
happy to talk with him, and watched him head off at dusk for the Abiquiu
Lake campground. Attached a couple of photos. Wishing him and all the racers
safe travels. Please note that the Rt 96 part of the detour is narrow &
winding, be cautious.
Submitted by Jeff Potter on June 28, 2010 - 12:59pm
[This just in from race reporter/photographer Eddie Clark...]
Hello, I'm covering the TDR for the "Mountain Flyer" Magazine and have posted
a couple updates so far. Just wanted to share the info as I'm sure people
are interested in seeing more photos and getting a TDR on-course
perspective. Our link is http://www.mountainflyer.com/news.cfm .