I'm not IT literate enough to edit my earlier post, even if that were possible, so to answer the queries which came up:
- Nancy Bennett was the 'bunny / rabbit woman' and she is a RY supporter, but reports confusion in originally finding him as she couldn't see him running but he stepped out from behind the RV. She posts on FB as a supporter of RY. He has a number of other vociferous FB supporters who have contributed to this discussion, including Kevin O'Rourke (CoachKev).
- He claimed to ride for team Milram, who deny all knowledge and cite a number of cyber attempts to modify their web listings of former athletes to insert his name. I alluded to this in the 'number of inconsistencies' bit - it's probably one where there is a grain of truth - he tried out for them? Rode once in their shirt? I don't know.
- The three charities are the UK "Dreams Come True", and the US "100 Mile Club" and "Tyler Robinson Foundation". The UK charity is appropriately registered with the Charity Commission and has audited accounts, and will be receiving DIRECT any contributions from major UK donation sites such as virginmoney or justgiving. There is nothing to indicate a financial link between DCT and RY. I have no knowledge of the US charity regulatory system, so cannot comment on the legitimacy or otherwise of those, or whether RY has any financial gain / links to them.
My feeling is that Dustin is the manipulator behind a lot of this, and Rob may be somewhat of a puppet. That would tie in with those who believe there is a psychological / mental health concern for Rob stemming from early years abuse. Never forget that one person's abusive experience / PTSD trigger may be day-to-day normal for another - we are in no place to judge how much of the alleged abuse happened, or the psychological effect it may have had on Rob. However (put on cod psychoanalyst hat) someone who had an abusive childhood without a consistent father figure may find emotional security in surrounding himself with 'powerful' fantasy men who make promises of glory and riches, trying to assuage the unhappy inner little boy. That could explain RY's extraordinary ability to dig deep through what is clearly a very painful time right now.