Today begins the 5th running of the Tour de Georgia, or as Bob Roll says it, "Tour DAY Georgia". The first satage ends about 25 miles from home in Macon. I will spend the day in Macon volunteering as a course marshal for the tour and for the Komen Women's Criterium race which will be run on part of the finish circuit before the big boys arrive. It should be a good way to build up to the excitement of the main event this afternoon.
It will be hard to stay focused on work Tuesday through Thursday knowing that Friday I'll be heading to the mountains to ride my bike to and up Brasstown Bald to join the tens of thousands of crazies there to see the incredible final climb up that wall they call a road. I plan to see the start on Saturday and to be there on Sunday for the final stage, a circuit race in downtown Atlanta.