As she did last year, the lovely Mrs. Jack sent text-message updates on my buddy's Lotoja progress throughout the day. If anyone reading this is interested, he crossed the finish line in Jackson Hole at 7:31 PM, with a final time of 13 hours, 43 minutes, 22 seconds, landing him in 279th place. (I have no idea of how many riders there were this year, so his position doesn't mean much, I guess.)
Jack's time was just ever so slightly longer than last year's, which was 13:39:58. I haven't spoken to him yet, so I don't know if he had issues with wind or what happened. Still, I remain impressed with his accomplishment; I doubt if I could pedal a bike much farther than a couple of miles, let alone the distance he covered in a single day. Well done, my friend!
Update (Sunday morning, 10:11 AM): I just heard from Jack, who informs me that the time I had on record for last year was incorrect. His time in 2008 was actually 14:00:55.138, so his performance this year was a significant improvement! Kudos, once again, and sorry for the mix-up!