It is a glorious morning here in Prescott, Az and the Whiskey offroad “50 Proof” just went off with a shotgun blast. Normally I like my whiskey a little higher proof but we ain’t taling about drinking. Yet.
Best of luck to all of the 550 riders that just set out for 50 miles of amazing high desert riding. The only thing bigger than the climbs on this course are the views. I’m about to head up the hill to the half way aid station and cheer on all of our friends from El Grupo Cycling, Form cycles, Voodoo, Niner, and all the other people that were flying the DC colors. I saw a few unfamiliar faces wearing the jersey and I hope to meet and toast them later.
Single speeders to the front please. The winner of the singlespeed class gets an all expense paid trip to Ireland for Worlds in August. I can’t even imagine how much these guys are hurting each other right now.
Time to ride. My buddy Jim and I are going to go for a ride and set up our own aid station on course. Have a great ride today! Let’s try and keep it dirty…!by