A rainy but positive start

July 2, 2013 Posted by Dayle Dermatis

The 2013 Iron Butt Rally started today!

I texted Ken last night to say hi, not sure if he’d already gone to bed or not. He texted back, “Planning is hard.” My response: “Oh, you love it, you weirdo.”  😉  Because he really does.

I’ve talked to him twice today and he’s in great spirits, despite the rain. A number of the bonuses involve going to museums and finding things, which he says is fun.

If you want to see the riders taking off, watch this video. Ken leaves at 3:15, from the right—you don’t see him parked, but he comes into view and then turns away from the camera. He’s got a black helmet, and you can see his blue water bottle behind his back rest.

I’ve also found a bunch of pictures here, but haven’t had time to go through all of them to find ones of Ken. If you do, please send me direct links!  🙂

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