I got jimmy650's permission to post his note from the Alcan5000 list here concerning Ned Marandino. While I didn't know Ned very well, I have a great respect for his riding abilities & tenacity. At 70 years old, he rode the entire Alcan5000 w/ a bum leg. He hobbled around, but I didn't hear him complain once. He was smooth on the bike & had a wry smile that was very cool. I hope that when I'm 70, I will not only be able to ride, but will still have a real passion for it like Ned. Godspeed Ned.