T.F.T.I. stands for “Thanks for the Invitational” - it’s not a bike race but this is the future of bike racing. For the second year in a row I’ve invited a group of cyclists to a weekend in the Catskills, to race each other on a 65 mile mountainous route for nothing other than the love of the sport and camaraderie amongst friends. Camping is mandatory, as we cook and drink together, sharing stories of our rides and adventures of the day. I am forever grateful for my health and well being. Published with more words on Bicycling Magazine in summer 2018.