On May 10, Jeff was preparing his bike for the day's ride from Christiansburg, VA, while Karen was restocking the camper with groceries. They were approached by Jamie, a customer service representative from Kroger's Grocery Store. Jamie was very excited about the idea of the ride, and the fact that Karen was driving the "chase" vehicle. Jamie served two tours of duty as an Army Ranger. One of his missions was a refugee rescue operation in Sudan. He shared that the lives of the refugees were dependent on the 16 men in his unit, no one else. Jamie thought Jeff and Karen were "living the American dream."