In January, my friend Tom Fortmann sent me an announcement about a bicycle trip titled "Mountain Madness". He was thinking of taking this trip and at the end of his message said, said somewhat whimsically, "Are you interested in coming along and driving the SAG van?" After an instant, I responded saying "Sure, why not?" So, I contacted Scott Effner and offered to drive the van. Scott greeted my offer with pleasure because it meant that he and the other riders wouldn't have to take turns driving the van. Thus, my start in experiencing an amazing group of people and their even more amazing trip in Colorado, traveling 1200 miles in 14 days over 12 passes, with an accumulated climb of 82,000 feet.
This was an experience I won't forget.