Lori Ann Martin & Mark Brandon Shiflett, April 22, 2005
...Lori Ann Martin & Mark Brandon Shiflett, April 22, 2005
The introduction: Mark
and Lori met in the winter of 2002 through spinning classes at the Central YMCA.
The proposal: Mark
planned a surprise cycling tour through the French Alps during the Tour de France.It involved seven days of biking with approximately 40 others to see five stages of the tour.On July 21, 2004, the cyclists climbed the mountain L'Alpe d'Huez.Traditionally, tour enthusiasts paint messages on the road to encourage the racers up the steep incline.Mark
painted a different message, after other cyclists on their tour persuaded Lori to go shopping.
While waiting for their own ceremony, Lori and Mark
stood by a road and a FedEx truck appeared.
...Mark is a chemical engineer at DuPont.