Dano Henderson is ready to roll at oh-dark-thirty! Good Googly Moogly!

Steve Bartolucci as well... looking all coordinated w/ his new CCC kit and the snazzy liveSTRONG paint scheme on his bike.

From left: Brandon Hayes-Lattin, Steve Bartolucci, Jeff DalPoggetto, Dano Henderson, Bryan Head, Will Swetnam, Chris States, Fred Drewe, Dave Panella, and Joann Seaver

Amy Molenda is next to Dan Molenda, acting as the stoker for Liam Molenda... Fred Drewe is looking over his shoulder, and rightmost is Dave Panella

Panning left, we find Chris Hornbeek and Brian Head...

Further left we find Steve Bartolucci, Scott Joy, Bill Carson Itowards the back) and behind Chris Hornbeek is Chris States, then Bryan Head.

Now we can see Chris States as several folks laugh at a comment from the peanut gallery - stage left...

Ahhh... it is the arrival of Ray Cullen (on the right - behind the goatee) and in the LSU kit, his fiancee Holly.

The sun is starting to creep towards the horizon...

Bringing even more light to the day...

soon we'll be moving up towards the starting line...

Joann turns to see what all the flashing is about...

The CCCers have moved up in Lane 3 as dawn begins to show itself on the horizon

Chip Hornbeek and Scott Joy

Robin Brewer heads into the Survivor chute after finishing his ride!

Robin holding his survior's yellow rose.

Yessir! You read it here first, Robin beat all the celebs back to the barn... here comes Lance.

and before Hincapie too.

even ahead of that other Robin... Robin Williams.

Lance loads up as the Molenda tandem rolls by (to the left of the SUV)

Meanwhile... out on the road... 8 CCCers are haulin' booty at 21 mph or so towards the finish...  Left Line (from front) Jim Owens, Chris Hornbeek, Joann Seaver, and Chris States. Right Line (from front) Tom Downs, Bryan Head, Bill Carson and Will is doing his best Graham Watson imitation while taking the photo...

Brian Dallas after his ride...

A gaggle of CCCers cross the line together after doing the 40...

After coming across the line, we all recovered a bit and savored the moment. From the left we see Chris States' back, Jim Owens in his ToH kit, Mike Terry in the center, and Jeff DalPogetto in the yellow baseball cap. (Mike - if you fill me in on the other people you are talking to's names, I'll update this caption)

A LAF videographer asked us to say something about the volunteers, Steve Bartolucci stepped to the plate, gave his pitch, and we all gave a big thank you shout at the end... here the videographer is capturing Joann's in honor of and in memory of tags on her back...

Steve Bartolucci, Brian Dallas, and in the yellow jersey and jeans is Steve's better half - Jeanne.

Chris States

Joann Seaver and Chris States...

Joann, Chris, Jeff, Chris, Will and Bryan

Jim Owens and Will Swetnam...

Tom Downs looks on and can't help but just shake his head...

From the left: Mike Terry, Jeff DalPoggetto, Steve Bartolucci, Will Swetnam and Brian Dallas

Same crew as before w/ Joann States and Susan Nuyda in the pic to the left...

Slowly moving left w/ the shot, we now see Chris States fiddlin' w/ his shoe, and Bryan Head looking over his shoulder back towards the start finish line... I can't tell who is at the very left of the shot on the bike riding away from the camera just after finishing...

ToH National Team Rider Mona Patel and Steve Bartolucci

Michael Pullinger finishes his ride!

Michael Pullinger came from Tazmania, Australia, via Northern British Columbia... quite the circuitous route for a yellow survivor's rose!

Steve Bartolucci, Michael Pullinger, and Tom Johnson (Johnston?)

Dave Mitchell rolls up after finishing as well...

Will has a few words with the other Robin... Robin Williams

Davis Phinney, Robin Williams, Jim Owens, and Will Swetnam

Will Swetnam with Davis Phinney

Davis Phinney and Jim Owens

CCCers enjoying the music, food and Shiner after a hard ride... From Left - Joann Seaver, Tom Johnson (Johnston?), Susan Nuyda, Ash Patel, (someone hiding - wait for the next slide), Fred Drewe, Steve Bartolucci, and on the right Tom and Kerry Chapman

Jeanne Bartolucci - you can't hide from the camera!