My buddy Todd Parker decided a few months back that he wanted to do another road race this cycling season. He is a great cyclist and road races really seem to suit his style of racing. He is good at climbing, so naturally a good climbing course is what he was looking for. Well, I had a great course in mind, down in Ste. Genevieve, Mo where my Mom, Juanita hails from.
After spending days and days developing the course, Todd took the idea and ran with it. While I tried to convince him not to do the race after much discourse from the local town idiots, he still plugged on spending a lot of his hard earned money to make this thing happen.
Well it did happen and what a great response he has gotten. The race lost money, he didn't even get to race because he was calling all the shots the entire day. The race was a success with the racers and locals having a great time all due to the extreme dedication of Todd and various family and friends.
I, along with many of the racers in the Lou area hope this race is given one more shot. Perhaps this time around the Criterium will happen as well. (I like criteriums as they are suited more to my style of racing) ie fat guys!