Monday, August 4, 2008

Sophie Matter Sets the Record.

Sophie Matter Sets the RecordSophie sets the time record for RM1200, 64h44!

We meet Sophie at the second control at Blue River early morning on day one. Sophie is a French Randonneur who set a new time record for the Rocky Mountain 1200k, 64h44. Sophie set out from Valemount while the damn Yankee boys were sipping coffee at the Blue River restaurant. Eric quickly put ice cubes in our coffee so we could drink them down in a big gulp and we hit the road. So we passed Sophie dressing for the sun and a little while later Sophie passed us as we reconfigured ourselves for warmer temperatures. Eventually, we joined Sophie about a kilometer from the Valemount control at the 319 kilometer mark. It was great to see Wim and Riki Kok at the control. We left Sophie at Valemount as we cleared the control and headed out of town with 319 kilometers compeleted and 13h41 hours used. Eric said we were moving too fast so we slowed down and enjoyed the beautiful weather and scenery as we set out for the next control at Jasper, Alberta.