Friday, August 10, 2012
The sign appears at about 1 kilometer or so from the finish line, so whether the rider is out on the 14K, 24K, or 40K route, it is a welcome sight.
But even better is what it refers to: a spectacularly tasteful bit of yard sculpture that one of the town residents has erected. Here's a photo:
Last year the sign was stolen after the race, apparently. I take that to mean that there are a number of people out there who appreciate this particular tradition, as I do.
Shortly after the race, Chris Gould posted a status that the pig sign had been recovered safely this year, a good thing. No doubt, the riders will appreciate this indication that they have reached the home stretch in next year's race.
I'll also use "Pig Ahead" as a note to say that I will be posting on two pig roasts during next week's blog entries. Then we'll move on to the 2012 Page County Grown Farm Tour.