So, the day is here. The Grand Depart should be happening sometime today
The wonderful MTB cast page has a Google doc HERE with all the starters for 2013. you can also listen to their podcasts on their page HERE
Facebookers can also join their page to get updates HERE
Mike Halls blog is back up and running, if you're a gear junkie like me, then you can have a look at what equipment he is using for the trip HERE. Some very interesting choices on equipment, including new dynamo hubs and lights from Exposure
I tweeted Mike last night to wish him good luck, and told him that I would be posting updates back in the UK on this page, and he said he might drop in, IF he gets a chance. So, if you don't do twitter and want to wish him luck, you can post here, and he might get the messages.
This was him yesterday, riding 85 miles to the start line, as you do
Unlike bland ^^^, I don't actually know Mike personally, however, since learning of this race a few years ago, I find myself drawn to it every year. I have nothing but admiration for every single competitor that takes part in what really has to be the hardest race on the planet, but of course I'll always be cheering on the British riders
I'd be much more interested in the Tour de France in they released bears in the countryside around Lyon, mountain lions near Bordeaux, and all the racers had to carry all their own kit, find their own food and shelter every night, whilst dodging potholes, traffic, bad weather, forest fires, and red necks, all for no prize money. That is IF you finish, and your bike stays in one piece.