I've got nothing for you guys today except this one thing.
I know that I have recommended that everybody switch to bib shorts. They're more comfortable in the long haul, they don't slip down (thereby avoiding the dread fissure de plombier), and they cover up a paunch rather than riding under it - an important factor for a variety of reasons, in a region where the center mass of racing is 39 years of age.
But remember, please - you wear the suspender portion of your bibs on the inside of your bike jersey. One of you has not done so - I suspect it was loyal reader Fred Frederickson, from Frederick MD. Beppo, Burns and I passed you yesterday trucking down the W&OD with the bibs on the outside. It seems obligatory that I provide this advice, since I have been the foremost advocate of paunch-covering comfortable clothes in the MABRA blogging community for several years now.
Seriously. Trust me on this. Bib on the inside. You'll have a much easier time getting Clif bars out of your jersey pocket this way. And people won't swerve toward you dangerously in the midst of a fit of howling laughter. Bibs just work better that way. Really.
That is all.