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Pepper Place 2008 – Afternoon racing update

We just got back from the afternoon kids races, and we’ll be heading back later this evening for the later races including the one I’ll be racing at 8:45pm. Here’s some pictures from the afternoon:

Analise and Josiah after the 2008 Pepper Place 6 and under kids race.

Analise and Josiah after the 2008 Pepper Place 6 and under kids race.

Analise (and the hedgehog in the basket) warming up before the race.

Analise (and the hedgehog in the basket) warming up before the race.


Analise, Josiah, and Kristine at the start line

Analise, Josiah, and Kristine at the start line


Analise took off and rode the fastest she has ever in a race. She actually ended up passing a few of those kids on her right!

Analise took off and rode the fastest she has ever in a race. She actually ended up passing a few of those kids on her right!


Josiah did well, too, with a little help from Kristine. He was actually pedaling! Usually we have a hard time just getting him to keep his feet on the pedals while Kristine pushes.

Josiah did well, too, with a little help from Kristine. He was actually pedaling! Usually we have a hard time just getting him to keep his feet on the pedals while Kristine pushes.


Analise, Josiah, and the hedgehog!

The podium: Analise, Josiah, and the hedgehog!

Nature Valley Grand Prix Stage 6 Photos

Here is one last post from the Nature Valley Grand Prix with photos that I took of the last stage. It was killing me to have missed the timecut and not be able to do this epic criterium with the infamous Chilkoot Hill, but it was definitely some excellent racing that I got to watch.

Star of the day - Analise Toone

My daughter Analise was the only Toone that got a chance to race on Stage 6 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix – the stillwater criterium. She did great and I had to run to keep up with her. She won a medal for her efforts. Way to go Analise! In the background, note the complete team bikes in the pit for the Healthnet and Toyota United teams! The pro race started right after the finish of the kids race.

Jesse Moore

Jesse rode an incredible race finishing 3rd in the amateur competition and 18th overall. Way to go Jesse!

Rory Southerland and John Murphy having a chat before the start

Rory Southerland and John Murphy (Athens, GA) having a chat before the start

Dominque Rollin taking the sprint points on Lap 1

Dominque Rollin taking the sprint points on Lap 1

A video showing just how steep the climb is. I was positioned at the START of the steep part of the climb (> 20% gradient). Watch the Healthnet rider drop his chain and then get back onto the back of the pack. Amazing!