The unOFFICIAL TMWC happens once a year, in July.
Tuesday morning, 6:30AM – quiet time in our little mecca.
7/19 is a Tour de France rest day, and we are all geeked up.
It’s warm, but not hot.
The faces are friendly, the introductions genuine.
Interlopers, real pros or soon to be pros, will own the day. We don’t care.
Us regulars just want to play in the same sandbox as long as we can and with a little luck snag a PR on one of the course’s many segments.
This is our day to share what we love with you.
Straights and turns, false flats and climbs, streets and sidewalks…
All leading to a broad, bike-only road, edged with friendly trees and shade.
The final 7 miles.
Just a gentle pitch to start.
Brief punches out of the saddle to keep it honest.
A tunnel to yell and scream.
A sleepy motorcycle bar warns “trouble ahead, trouble behind”.
A 4 minute (for some) wall to conquer.
A 50 m.p.h descent, twisting under an endless oak canopy.
A this-can’t-be-flat straight away past the 100-year-old general store and elementary school.
A final 1-minute blast (for some) up the cork screw to a this-is-definitely-not-flat drag strip finish.
If you are on this list below, awesome.
See who of your friends should be on it, and pass along our little invite.
If you’re not, we hope you can make it… whether you beat us silly or you’re hanging on with all you’ve got, it won’t be the same without you.
There are 100 spots in total to be had, and we’d love to fill them soon so we can properly plan an awesome morning for you.
(Last year we had a hundred, so I’m sure we’ll hit that again… the question is will you or your pals be there?)
The event is free and a fundraiser, and U19 have guaranteed spots.
We hope you’ll be able to stay for a Bowl of Heaven and the podium presentation of 2016 Tuesday Morning World Champions.
Register at TheTMWC.com
Some interesting stats so far:
$492 in donations, most common is $20 – largest $200!
3 of you have never done the ride
48% admit to riding 10-15 hours/week
82% of you learned about the ride from a friend – gotta pass this email along : )
Thanks in advance, you all continue to amaze me with great friendship, riding skills and generosity.