Congratulations to Asher for starting this thread. Before we go any further, please educate yourselves--if you're newbies to the cross-America thing--by reading BUNION DERBY:http://www.amazon.com/Bunion-Derby-Footrace-Across-America/dp/0826343015?ie=UTF8&keywords=BUNION%20DERBY&qid=1465350439&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
Or just watch videos about this famous first big-publicity race across America:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd2C0IgauL0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDbyMadz1NAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoxFuW5xkBY
At bare minimum, LR forumites can perform a public service by showing up to cheer on--or note the absence of--the runner in question. Come on, guys (and gals). This is what this community is her for. Are you going to let a limey claim the prize? First they send over Clapton and Mayall and the Beatles and the Stones: "the British blues invasion."
As though they have anything to teach us about the blues!
Come on. This is silly. Somebody please call up Dean Karnazes. Better yet: fly him in and have him dog this guy.