Hard core bike racers from all over the Midwest braved brutal temperatures and some sadistic hills to compete in the Tour Of Galena this weekend. My law firm was a proud sponsor of the event. I was out there on Friday to take in the action. Arriving early at the start/finish for the elites race I decided to ride the course on my heavy-as-hell Surly Long Haul Trucker. The ascents on the 8 mile course nearly gave me a coronary. The descents were plain scary. The elite men circled the course eight times; the women six. They have my respect and admiration. Enjoy the photos below. Click here to see race results for the entire weekend.