Tomorrow begins ten straight days of racing, 8 crits and 2 road races, north of the cheese curtain. There are about 30-35 people signed up for all ten. All of whom planned in advance, made housing and travel arraignments, and said good bye to someone. Chances are none have made those plans just to see what will happen and maybe do ok. They are not coming from California and Colorado just to see if it is an interesting course.

And so like them I have planned, plotted and prepared. I have taken off of my actual job so that I can live for a week like riding my bike is my job;

Check in at 2.

Check out an hour later.

Repeat the next day.