Looking forward to a good ride. Training is going great. Managed to drop to under 180 pounds for first time since 1986 or so. Could be a peak experience, could be disappointing, as 200 miles can destroy any delusional ideas you have. I don't see the big names this year signed up so far, but have to guess they will be coming. If I can break 13 hours, that would make me pretty happy. I would guess the odds are about 1 in 5 thats possible. Breaking 14 would be nice too. This will be my 5th go at this silly ride.