(apologies for how this laptop might format this)
we located RY just after 1230.
he was in a poorly chosen stretch of road...
heavy traffic, moving fast.
hilly, curvy, short lines of sight.
they appeared to be struggling with how to handle the situation
the arvie moving slowly with the runner
and one of his helpers atop the next hill
trying to flag the traffic to keep it from killing RY
he was in classic 95 + temperature trudge.
but he did muster a "run" on the downhills.
we decided under the circumstances to try and help some.
I ran back to the arvie and jumped in the passenger side.
told the driver it was only a couple of miles to the interstate,
after which the situation was much more manageable.
then I introduced myself,
and he said they were expecting us.
and glad to see us as they were anxious for the attempt to be judged as genuine.
there was more, which I will pass along later.
(maybe I can find something that wont double space everything)
a last note.
RY is surely a genuinely nice guy.
he crossed the road thru that maniacal traffic
and shook my hand with both of his.
his expression was that of a rabbit cornered by a pack of wolves...
quite appropriate in the situation.
I would have never run where he was running with a crew vehicle next to me.
(and I would not have liked it all alone)
I think we are off to a positive start.
we should have the 24 hour coverage in place when they get back on the road.