It was AWESOME. We did the charity ride in the morning and scored some VIP tickets for the race itself. Free food, free beer, and a place about 100 yards from the finish line. The charity ride had two big climbs and about 10 miles through pretty country near the Sheerwood Country club. I did miss a turn most of the way down a big descent but other than that a great ride. The pros were awesome . The only disappointment was Discovery didn't get into position for the last sprint and I had to watch the dang fushia colored tmobile take the stage. Those guys are Soooooooooooooo fast. After the ride we walked through the area the team busses parked. Most of the guys undressing looked like they just came from a walk in the park...and I have more fat in my little finger than they have on their whole body. If you ever get the chance to see the pro riders do it.