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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.

L-R: Graham, Heath, Jim, Daniel

 

Thanks for the beer, guys!

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

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

By the time we got to the customs booth, the guards were just swiping passports through the reader and not asking any questions (except, "What's your frog's name?")

Welcome to lunch. Ride to Conquer Cancer - Day 1 - Parkside Farms.

The perfect end to a wonderful, inspiring weekend.

Most of the intersections after the start were blocked off for us, but Highway 10 & King George wasn't -- it was 'controlled' by a lone volunteer, desprately trying to get the herd to stop at the red light.

Yeah, I know the bike's upside down. Deal.

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

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