I was bemused at the grim insouciance of such a habit, and now, with my flight out of OAK just six hours away, find myself wondering which photo I would most like to be remembered by (though, of course, I have every intention of returning :)).
My happiest moment from 2004 was finishing the 100-mile century ride with Team in Training in Lake Tahoe, and this photo still has a special place in my heart:
So as to keep the mood of this thread on a upbeat note - please post a photo of yourself that has special meaning to you, and share your reasons why.
Will be updating when I am plugged back in on the other side of the world.
Until then ...