My wonderful mom Valorie and I at the finish of my first (2003) MS150. Don't be fooled, she's really holding me up in this picture ;)
I've always wanted to finish with the no hands, Tour de France pose but fear the nasty -- and highly embarassing -- crash that would definitely follow. So, I just went with the standard "ahhhhh, I'm finished and could use some help removing this seat from my backside."
Mom and I after the 2004 ride. She asked me to let her ride on the handlebars, but I was in no shape for that. Maybe this year she can swap out with Hayden in the baby trailer. We'll see... that's what she always told me when I wanted to do something risky