Now, before I say another word, if you are unable to access that link it means that you have not yet joined Ravelry; and that just makes me sad. So, join the party and get yourself a Ravelry account. In a few days you will see what I am talking about....
Now, where was I? Ah yes, the Tour!
I read about the Tour last year, told myself that I would do it this year, then promptly forgot about it! Thankfully an awesome customer linked my name to a forum message and I found my way to the main message board for the 2009 Tour. I promptly joined the group, offered up some prize donations and poured over the rules and the forum posts.
So here is what is involved:
1) Join the Ravelry group
2) Join a team, join two, or not - the choice is yours
3) If you have a Flickr account, join the group
Here are the rules for those who are considering the race:
1) Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 4th through Sunday July 26th. Days of rest: Monday July 13th, Monday July 20th. (Just like the actual tour)
2) Spin something challenging Wednesday July 22nd. (The Tour’s densest mountain stage with 5 mountain passes)
Oh, and last but not least, there are PRIZES!
Okay, now that you are all informed, I need to choose my team and decide my challenge. See you on the Tour!