D2R2 2008 - ericlorenzo
This is the first checkpoint/support station.  You got your card marked at the check-in desk, then grabbed food and water and used the porta-john, if you needed it.

This first checkpoint came about 12 miles into the ride.  I'd already done about as much climbing at this point as I've ever before done in a single ride -- even rides up to 130 miles in length.  Shortly before this checkpoint you topped one of the many long grueling climbs to find a guy standing in his front yard, playing a bagpipe for the passing riders.  Awesome.  I croaked to the riders around me at that point, "Is that my [gasp] funeral?"

This is the first checkpoint/support station. You got your card marked at the check-in desk, then grabbed food and water and used the porta-john, if you needed it.

This first checkpoint came about 12 miles into the ride. I'd already done about as much climbing at this point as I've ever before done in a single ride -- even rides up to 130 miles in length. Shortly before this checkpoint you topped one of the many long grueling climbs to find a guy standing in his front yard, playing a bagpipe for the passing riders. Awesome. I croaked to the riders around me at that point, "Is that my [gasp] funeral?"