Tradition has it that on the 14th Day of Worship, the hard men of the land shall gather to match their skill and strength against each other on the inclines of Flandrian earth, stone and tarmac.
So it shall be that a few faithful will be invited to celebrate this hallowed event with rides precisely two weekends later. Some will take on the infamous Ronde PDX parcours at 10:00am on Saturday. Yet a strong, enduring few will test themselves again on La Doyenne of the East 10:00 on Sunday.
In humble devotion, follow the path of your calling. The lions are waiting to devour you.
It's just a ride:
No Prize but Honor
No Fee but Sweat
No Support but Lycra
No Sponsor but Yourself
No Rules but the Lawful kind
No Sanction but from the Madonna del Ghisallo