2012 brought us a weekend of sunny, warm temperatures into the 80’s and even the low 90’s on Sunday. Our hardy volunteers spoiled cyclists with frozen treats and watermelon while simultaneously keeping irritable locals at bay; meanwhile, our bike team hit the pavement without fear, bravely facing the heat and substantial headwinds (and even scoring a personal record or two!). Check out visual proof below. (NOTE: Movie clips require Windows Media Player for viewing.)
Team N3kk1d: Calm. Cool. Professional. As always.
Our cyclists prepare for a day of sun!
With upper-80’s temperatures, Sloth was ready to roll with his Super-Soaker squirt gun!
Breakfast at Hope College – always something to look forward to…
Shawn knows that if it’s purple, it’s gotta taste good!
Team N3kk1d on the road!
Julie and Brian take a breather
Team Grouch: still irritable after all these years…
VIDEO: Traveling Lakeside Drive was a real treat this year…
The lake was absolutely beautiful this year!
The welcome committee at Fennville made plenty of noise for incoming cyclists!
Our volunteers were in rare form this year and even featured some of our friends from Wisconsin!
Nicole took great pride in specialty t-shirt and hair braiding work
Heather shows her Team N3kk1d volunteer pride
Cyclists were very happy with Team N3kk1d’s lawn chairs and shade
Drake’s mom Jan joined us on both days and showered the team with ice cream and frozen treats!
Brian nailed his first tour and made 150 miles look easy!
VIDEO: Sloth’s View from a Seatpost… Scenes from Day One
Carol and Sloth tackled the Century Loop for the first time this year and were awarded special pins for their additional 25-mile efforts!
Ahhhhh… another hard day of work complete…
Day two begins!
Megan even convinced Jake to join us on bike this year… whoooo hooo!
This year’s message at Tunnel Park goes out to Carol!
“Check it out… Century Loop all the way!”
WARNING to pedestrians: beware of cyclists’ ultrasonic screech of death!
At lunch on day two, Miss Michigan shared with us her Oreo and peanut butter secrets… YUM!
Carol discovers an alternative use for ice bags… AHHHhhhhHHHhhhh…
“Come on, Sloth… the ice feels good on your bum, really!”
Team N3kk1d pulled out all the stops on day two and offered cyclists everything from popsicles to watermelon. Yuuuuuum!
Our fetching volunteer team captain!
Look out… Jessica’s got a squirtgun and she ain’t afraid to use it!
The only thing we’re missing are Piña coladas!
Our volunteers are out of control!
Sloth discovers that his duct tape fix to his glasses comes with additional embarrassments…