This was the bike he bought after the Klein. If I can remember correctly, he wanted something that wasn't as stretched out as the Klein. He bought the Jamis at Lakeshore Bike in Marquette. This was the first bike that he had that came with disc brakes. The problem, though with disc brakes, is that they sometimes rub. The solution to this? Use pliers to bend the dic. --I thought this seemed a bit strange at the time--and I'm sure he shakes his head when he thinks back to the days before he knew what the heck he was doing.
What else can we see in these pictures--regular Mountain Dew (fuel for the race, I'm sure), clipless pedals, the 2001 Subaru Outback, Patagonia bike shorts (used from Ebay), Patagonia bike jersey, brand spankin' new Ore to Shore bike socks, and a big ole helmut.