At 10:07 a.m. on April 4th, 2006, Jerry was relieved of his suffering. Surrounded by his family, he died peacefully at the Solace hospice facility. Jerry's strength, his humor and his infectious joy touched so many of us. In one of his final e-mails, he said "I'm going to miss my greatest blessing here - my friends. You have all been a blessing to me." You were the blessing Jerry. We'll carry your spirit as we paddle clear creeks, while biking down country roads and we'll "look for rainbows EVERYWHERE".
The kayaking leg will consist of 4 miles of Green River whitewater starting at Big Hungry Creek, including the Class V "Narrows Section," and ending at the Wildness Cove bridge. The kayakers will start in one minute increments beginning at 12:00noon. There will only be 120 kayak start times for either team or solo participants, and the race will be closed as soon as this cap is reached. The bike leg will be a 26-mile loop up the Green River Cove climb, around downtown Saluda, down Holbert Cove, and back to the Wildeness Cove bridge. There will be only one time split between events as bikers exit the transition area.