Moving on to tomorrow...we had our team dinner tonight at Olive Garden. Before I go any further, Jim Hurley, YOU ARE THE MAN. Jim is one of our alums and the reality board president. He has been more supportive of our bike team than absolutely anyone else. This guy goes above and beyond to ensure that everything related to the team, our budget, and well being of the guys is taken care of. Big shout out to you, if we do well tomorrow, it's for all the hard work you put in, along with all the other active alums and current brothers. We really couldn't do anything without all of your support!
I was going to write some kind of a motivational speech, but then I realized...I'm not here to motivate the readers of this blog. So instead, here are a couple YouTube videos that inspire me whenever I watch them:
The first is a promo that Versus TV network was running during last years Tour de France. Awesome stuff, and the speech is even better. It's the year of the underdogs.
Good stuff, right?
Next, is video of the final lap of the women's race that happened today. I took it on my digital camera (read camera, not camcorder) so the qualities not great. You can see Mindi Balchan sprinting down the final stretch though, so that's all that matters!
Remember that Chuck Taylor has his 60's alumni race tomorrow morning at 8 am, and the start of the 60th men's Little 500 will be at 2 pm. Let's get this done. I finish with a quote from Lance Armstrong:
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
Get ready to be in the pain cave tomorrow.