Training camp is about testing yourself. It is fun to see how the other guys are going. And some of us need other guys to test against. But really, camp is about testing yourself. On paper, that ride was really only a test for the climbers. When the rest of us saw the road open up, with a cross wind, it was our last best chance to have fun. That ride across that basin was just a stampede. I felt like a wild horse. There was no prize other than the feeling of speed and camaraderie, with no risk of getting totally dropped because we had a follow car. You don’t get that feeling a lot in races because big efforts are precious and you are always calculating how to use them. —Quinn Keogh