Two of my favorite pro riders are Mike and Mary McConneloug. Sure, I'm super jealous of their racing out of an RV around the world lifestyle, but it's one of their sponsors that I think is really cool. Yup, check out their kits, you'll see "Friends and Family" in big letters.
How true. For the last two years I've made it my goal to race the country's big endurance races as fast as I could. That's meant giving up a lot of things. A house much of the year for one - rent and racing just haven't been compatible. As a result I've had to rely extensively on friends and family to help me accomplish those racing goals. And man have they helped me out - I think I have the best friends and family in the world. So, really, this post is a big shout out.
To all my friends who have lent me couch space, loaned or just given me bike parts, sent me motivating text messages and emails, brought coffee to my tent in the morning, helped out with the driving, fed me, and generally just been awesome, THANK YOU! I'm not sure how I can ever repay you all - but hopefully someday I can begin to try. You all are the best.