|Team Mang members at the finish line party in Vancouver, BC|
One of the memorable experiences was a flat tire somewhere before Mount Vernon. The team had to take shade under a tree right beside a cow and her calf. Only a few feet away, separated by nothing but 3 barbed wires, the team was relaxing under the tree, when the cow's bull started coming up alongside with a threatening stare...stomping his feet and breathing heavily out of his nose. And we just realized...we're all wearing bright orange! Got out of that situation in a hurry! Team time trial skills were tested on the the flat and gusty roads just before hitting the Chuckanut Road hill. That route provided vast opportunities for touristy picture taking and relaxed rolling terrain. The team arrived safely in Bellingham between 2:00 and 2:30 in the afternoon. That evening, they celebrated with Team Trangko at Soy House restaurant.
|Team Mangs pose at the border crossing|