The day before the ISDE starts, there is very little going on. Fans are still rolling in and teams are making last minute preparations while the riders are out walking some of the more technical tests. Hoop and I jumped in the car with Shan Moore to scout out our plan of attack for tomorrow so we could try to be ahead of the curve.

We got to see a lot of wide open German countryside and quite a few quaint towns along our journey. Hopefully our preparation helps out tomorrow. We did have some mishaps today in following the right roads and taking the correct exit, but we don’t blame Shan too much!

Come back tomorrow for more pictures as the ISDE officially kicks off. Kurt Caselli is aiming to repeat his E2 class win and to lead Team USA to a Gold Medal podium finish.