Chequamegon morning always comes to quickly. There are 10 people staying with Dennis, mostly my guys from Kansas, but others, Karl from Louisville, The Eriksens from Steamboat, and of course, someone from Minneapolis, Tim. Getting everyone feed is quite a fete. That and organizing the bathrooms. Dennis has 3, so it isn’t that big of a deal. Plus shuttling everyone to the start and getting the cars back is a chore, since it is a point to point race. Plus the 6 dogs, which isn’t really close to a record, but really fun none-the-less.
I pick Brian Matter to win today. I talked to him yesterday at registration and he looks fit. Brian knows the finish better than just about anyone. It is a little less technical than it used to be, but knowing the finish is uber important.
Did you see that Tom Zirbel rode the hour record yesterday? And pretty darn far. A tad of 53 km. Easily enough for a US record. Bradley Wiggins rode 54.5 km, so there is a vast gap there. Anyway, Tom is retiring this year and that was a great way to cap off his career.
Okay, I’m sort of out of time already. Need to pack all the bikes in the van and make sure I don’t leave my shoes or something important.
DId you see the harvest moon last night? The clouds split and it was pretty spectacular here.