The race began this evening after a day of laying low for most of the riders. At 6pm the riders started in groups of 100. Dan, Bob and Greg (all representing Wisconsin) as well as their good friend Michele were in the 5th wave of riders. Dan's group of riders was started at 7:15 pm or so local Paris time (they lined up at 5pm).
Dan looked like he was excited to get this epic adventure started. The other riders and non-riders (mostly wives) we have met have all been exceptionally friendly.