By 4 a.m. the rider parking was filling in and most of the SpotTrackers were satisfactorily lined up along I-25 North and South on their way into Denver. Rick Miller came in at about 4:11 after hoovering up bonuses on his way up from Texas. Greg Lenentine was playing leap frog with Kirsten on the highway north from Colorado Springs. Josh Mountain and Eric Bray, looking fit and fresh, were set up on the other side of the table preparing to score their first riders. Terry and Lynda Lahman were done scoring by 4:45. Connie Gabrick was in, happily pulling items off her bike while noting that her fuel pump has made a strange sound since Leg 1. Wolfe sidled up to Kirsten in the breakfast room ~ so do you know your score? Brian Walters came out of the room and said, "well I gave away some free points." John Coons came in with his thumb down saying, “hey 5,000 points, pffft!” Kirsten gave away 1,100 points for a transposed number. Crap. Points were leaking out of the scoring room this morning.
Kirsten got in at 5:15 a.m., while her SPOT said that she was still in Aurora. She only felt bad that there weren’t any bonus locations closer in with 45 minutes to spare – wasn’t quite enough time to get up to the Boulder bonus and back before penalties.
|Kirsten and Greg Lenentine parking at the finish, Butt Lite VIII.|