While much of the United States spent Wednesday drinking beer and barbecuing in honor of Independence Day, Bike magazine's own Team Sad Sacks celebrated July 4 by grinding their way through the most physically taxing stage of the BC Bike Race.
What can we say? It was a tough day. We rode hard. We satisfied ourselves by cleaning some difficult terrain. And we finished faster than we started—which is always a good sign.
Enough words. We're going to let these photos tell the day's story.