This past Friday through Sunday, five Tall Tree Cycles dudes born in the 1970s took on the Coupe des Ameriques in Sutton, Quebec: Alex, Jamie, Iain, Matt and Todd. Only Alex had raced Sutton before, let alone any road stage race. The rest of us had been psyching ourselves up for such an opportunity for at least few years. Alex's rave reviews and ring-leading had us packed up and Friday morning. What was in store? Pain, no doubt, but we were all looking forward to racing together as a real team for the first time.
|Service course in Sutton, outstanding score by Alex.|
The weirdest looking TT bike in the field. There is photographic evidence of my rather upright position. There is no helping that, the stem can't get any lower....
|The TT fleet|
|Matt, Alex, Jamie, Iain, Todd|
|Enjoying the Tour between stages in Saturday.|
|The road fleet, ready for the circuit race.|
|Todd, post circuit race.|