80 and 90 hour riders began to a warm and sunny send-off. The energy from the riders and the event enveloped this suburban town.
Festive, excited, nervous, twitching with anticipation… The start was amazing. I have never seen an international cycling event like this. Unforgettable!
One of the riders told me yesterday, “PBP is a chronic drug.” Not sure about that, but it sure is a thrill so far.
Our own journey starts in a few hours.
UPDATE: Just had a chance to do a quick camera upload and wanted to share these shots of some randonneurs you might know… Bonne Route!!!!