Here’s to long-haul days in the saddle, where hours are marked not by a watch, but by a shadow swinging across the road. Here’s to riders like Tom Boonen who crush cobbles and win handily, inspiring us to get out there and dominate on our own epic rides. And here’s to these fatigue-slaying machines — the Roubaix and Secteur. Machines that help us realise there’s no such thing as a distance too far, or a road too rough. Here’s to like minds.