This means that many people will probably not ride at all, and the remainder will just be able to complete the 60 miles on Sunday, from La Grange to Austin. Literally a wash out.
This will be a massive disappointment for so many people, especially for organisers and thousands of volunteers who do invaluable work behind the scenes.
It must also be disappointing for the local townsfolk who come out in their thousands. Many spend all day clapping, hollering and ringing cowbells in support of the miles of Lycra that snake through their streets.
They will all be missed especially by some renegades. Who may just wish to go on a collective Saturday cycle ride, from Houston to La Grange (without their sponsor shirts) then complete their quest the next day. Some may write blogs about mules.
Unless they were experienced and committed riders, with their own support systems in place they would be very fool hardy.
So I guess I will see you on the road