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Day One done: Lap of luxury house on the ocean. No camping allowed.

Day One done: Lap of luxury house on the ocean. No camping allowed. The more ounces, the better. And yes, we finished this bottle. 6 people.

 

Getting set, 6am, about to lose the jeans. Apprehensive smile.

  

Team Finn was unmistakable in their bright pink jerseys. Their story is quite an inspiration; they ride for Finn Sullivan, born in 2005, diagnosed with a rare cancer at one year old and died in October 2008. His father gave a very emotional speech at camp on Saturday night.

 

Read about Team Finn here.

My 2010 Ride to Conquer Cancer jersey arrived in the mail today. It's a bit different than last year's.

 

Also, check out that low ride number. I was #1191 last year.

Heath made the mistake of not wearing proper bike shorts on the first day.

he's standing on one of the worlds most powerful magnets used to analyze thimble sized quantities of proteins.

We came across an abandonded disposable cooler of beer and transplanted its contents over to Jim's cooler. He put it on the truck to be transported to the finish line, but it was never seen again.

 

Poor beer. They never had a chance.

I forget the name of Michael's infliction, but whatever it was called, it didn't impede his wit or intelligence - nor his spirit! He rode his tricycle over 60km the first day. That is a single-gear trike which is quite heavy. Well done Michael! More of that!!

Daniel let me play with his 8mm fisheye lens. Trippy.

Rob taking the final turn into camp at the end of day 1.

We kept our friends and family up-to-date by posting to Twitter with the #ridetoconquer hashtag (or if you're a dolt like me, #riddtoconquer for the first day - we regret the error).

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