I had the pleasure to ride with Nelson for a bit in the 2013 Ride the Rockies as we went up Wolfcreek pass. As I rode up from behind it was clear who this person was for few in RTR with a figure like his could ride up Wolfcreek pass at a pace we were setting. I rarely use this term but in the 15 minutes we rode together he was one of the nicest, kindest and sweetest rides I met on the tour and I vividly remember as we started the climb he told me to stop and he said something like, "You know the road ahead of you is what matters but don't forget to stop and look back at all the beauty". What an amazing view we had over looking the valley. From there we parted and he continued on socializing with many of whom probably did not know who he was. And then an hour later I was rocking a wicked pace line with Ron Kiefel. Love Ride the Rockies!