Greetings Team! I've seen rookie rider Beth King Coffey zipping past my house all spring so am confident she will make Team A, although I know many of her classmates prefer a more leisurely pace with targeted stops and they will encourage her to slow down and enjoy the "scenery". Jenny Palmer Irwin sometimes answers her cell phone from remote trails, so I know she is training, as well. Rest assured that Bob and I have been lifting weights in preparation for hoisting your bags up to the Ryder truck. As you pack, remember the cardinal rule- no bags bigger than me. See you soon! -Leslie Midget Held, driver/chauffuer extraordinaire.