Chris (in the blue in the picture) is an Aussie from Newcastle.  I had to ask him what the term ‘coals to Newcastle” meant as I had uttered the line in the play ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ many years ago.  He said that the term refers to both England and Australia as both are productive coal mining areas of their respective countries.  Chris is a triathlete and has finished Ironman distance races in Western Australia, Utah and Cozumel.

This was Chris’s first road ride of the year as ride director of a Denver Athletic Club outing.  His group included Krista, Karen, John, Richard and Rich.  (Sorry, I have no clue which person belongs to which name.)