I was mistaken, it was nearly 9,000 participants... but the numbers I saw on people's backs went over 11,000. Maybe a few thousand people never showed up?
Bent Life: That sounds right, I know it wasn't long after we crossed Sabino Creek. You definitely should, I was surprised at the amount of community support from people sitting along the route in lawn chairs with bells and whatnot. I never even got harassed once by any motorist that I'm sure were waiting for a very long time for all of us to pass in some places, even the cops were supportive(which all volunteered).
It was, Dave, it was.