You can’t wear matching kits.
The guy with the most form carries everyone’s spare tubes. In a plastic shopping bag.
If you mechanical, you’re dropped.
Pavement. Dirt. Narrow alleys and bike paths.
Cross bikes welcome. Just have a 53.
Don't talk much. Just suffer.
This is not a gentleman’s ride like you see in black and white in those fancy expensive bike catalogues. Don’t pose and come in your knit cap. They will ensure you are ejected for pulling a stunt like that.
The Crack ride. It may or may not exist. It will ensure your place is known and known quickly. Cat 1? Pro? It doesn't give a shit. You’re dropped.