Yeah so for some reason or another we’ve decided to do this thing. Bill Strickland says it’s about suffering and the limits friendship. I’d say the limits of friendship are when I push Milliman into the ditch. One thing is becoming clearer, though – some riders are going to be better prepared than others. Mark Taylor and Ben Berden in particular come to mind as part of the “fast” group, ie the group that pulls us around the flat sections.
Chris and Bill? It’s unclear. They will probably be fine. Myself and Jeff? We are living over here, that should give us an edge. But between family, flu, and general laziness… I can only speak for myself but I’m thinking I’m 2-3 weeks behind schedule.
Anyway. It’s the real deal. We are going to ride all the classics. Full lengths. In one week. Or at least that’s the plan. We have great support from Campagnolo, ENVE, Challenge, Castelli, Giro, Easton, and more. We have 6 brand-new, shiny Stoempers. It’s going to be a ball.