ABOUT THIS TIME OF YEAR, it's never the same day, we have our unOFFICIAL TMWC which, for me, is just a helluva an excuse to rally the troops to get outta bed very early and race around our course with us.

Our numbers go from 30ish to 100+.

We don numbers.

Raise money for the local high school MTB teams.

Set PRs and course records.

But, more than anything else we look into each others and see more than Strava could ever tell us.  We see our friends, We see ourselves.  We see the goodness that we represent... mostly dudes, a few ladies... hard working, family loving... people that care about each other, and who I've personally counted on in tough times.

It's our religion I guess.

And I'll miss it this year.