For those of you not in the loop, the Oregon Manifest is happening this weekend. In fact, it began this morning. All the entrants submitted their bicycles, had photos taken, and explained to the judges the features that make their bikes unique. I'm not posting photos (except for a taste of the bike I built, which I'm pretty excited about) because I don't think the bikes have officially been unveiled to the public. The public unveiling happens this evening. If you're in the area, you ought to come out. There are some really amazing and interesting designs. It's very exciting to see how each builder and collaborative team interpreted the criterium and built their bikes. I'm impressed with all the crazy innovation I saw, and I'm really looking forward to the 50 mile ride tomorrow. How are all these bikes going to perform? It remains to be seen. We're all curious to know what sort of course has been chosen for us. The course is still a secret, and will be revealed this evening.