30 Years ago, give a take a year or two, I wrote my first rally. It pretty much followed this same route, although the end of the odo check was where the Costco is now, and the rally ended at Round Table Pizza, which went out of business a few years ago. The Fall City area has been spared some tremendous growth by a limitation in their sewer system to take more customers. Anyway, this even worked out much like the original one did, with everyone finishing and having a good time. The checkpoints were near the river, so we were fortunate to have cloud cover that kept the rafters away. It meant that we missed a nearly full moon, but the event was all but over when it started getting dark.
Thank you to the workers who gave their Friday Evening to work the rally, Andy Newell, Charles Aggenbach and Mike Daily at Checkpoint 1/3 and Steve Roberts and Don Gibson at checkpoint 2. And you all did a fine job on the do it yourself checkpoint 4. Thanks to John and Derris Humphrey, who checked out the route along with Roberts and Gibson. Also, a special thanks to Dave Treen who made the trophies and the dash plaques, ran pace and helped me measure the rally. Without these folks, these rallies could not happen.
Next month, Mike Daily will be putting on the rally in a joint FOOTZ and PSRC adventure. Mike’s rally will be entertaining and challenging for those trying to get the traps right, and it will be a fun run for those who go out for a ride. Come on out and join us!