The sun is poking out (called a sun-break up here) in Seattle , Washington and I’m a few hours away from go time. I’ll be toeing the line in the B race at 7:00. My buddy Reed Pike of Raleigh came through with a ‘cross bike with Dura-Ace, FSA, Mavic components and some Euro style TRP caliper brakes. I took a quick lap on the rig and everything seems to working well. Now I just hope that the engine will be able to fire off on all cylinders. My next move is to call up my buddy Jeremy Powers of Jelly Belly for some last minute ‘cross advice.