Monday, April 22, 2013
Don't let the photo trick you.
As you will see the taller lad has grown up and changed his appearance a bit. Something to do with all the gravel dust that has been hitting his face has induced some kind of chemical reaction and all this weird facial hair has erupted. I told him to cut and shave it all off in order to be more AERO-dynamic and perhaps have a crack at a sub 24 hour T.I.
He insists that it gives him strength like a greek God. I won't argue with that since my ancestors are of that origin. These two guys in the photo will be my team mates. I wish them the best and if you see me in the ditch being attacked by a badger please put me out of my misery. Please don't harm the badger since it would not be his fault that I invaded his privacy.
I also think that we might see sun this Trans Iowa. Be prepared to bring your shades, sunscreen and if you are a male your speedo.
Things will be simpler this year and loads lighter. May the win carry you all to where you want to arrive. Read the cues carefully, watch for cars coming at you. BE POLITE and wave to the people you see. Talk to riders you don't know and encourage them. It will be grand.
There is one person that will be sorely missed and we will be thinking of you the whole way. Specially if we get lost.