A recap of what went down at #TOGO517's Jersey Collection Booth.
Amidst the Saturday afternoon heat, battle-hardened warriors of the recently concluded #TOGO517 Challenge turned up in force to collect their race packs and jerseys, proof that distance is just a number to them as they completed yet another challenge.
Most cyclists are known for their pinpoint punctuality, and it showed in the long queue that had formed well before 1:30pm, when we officially opened. The buzz was further amplified by the size of the booth which was smaller than what we were used to, drawing many curious onlookers. A staff member from the restaurant opposite even asked how much a finisher’s jersey cost.
The #TOGO517 jersey collection was an excellent way for fellow participants to meet and talk about their experiences throughout the event, many of which were inspirational. Newer cyclists also had the chance to meet their #TOGO517 heroes: elite finishers and achievement winners. Regardless, there were plenty of mingling and photo-taking, setting the precursor for an exciting afternoon ahead.