Lots of good van themes this year. For a while we kept running into a team of women sponsored by a chiropractor named Dr. Crabbe; kind of an unfortunate name, but they had embraced it, wearing giant crab claw hats and acronym shirts that said Chicks Running At Breathtaking Blazing Earth-shattering speeds. I caught up to one of them on leg 4 and told her I normally wouldn't go out of my way to catch the crabs. Shortly afterwards their van (decorated with a massive inflatable crab on top) blew past me and the Crabbes shouted some friendly catcalls at me out the windows. Now we're about to start our next set of legs... wonder what colorful characters we'll run into this time.