The Danbees, a gaggle of tri-state twenty-some-year-olds, were rounding up their sound check as I arrived at the venue. As this was our first meeting we promptly went to the nearest Subway Restaurant for dinner and laughed as drunk NYU students stumbled towards Webster Hall. They weren't exactly nervous, but there was an anxious energy about the group. As they scarfed down their sandwiches, I quietly tucked away the remaining half of mine, knowing it would be a god send later in the evening.
Heading down the West Side Highway there was an unmistakable green glow emanating from the usually frosted-white IAC building. Once inside the green theme clearly had replaced previous years' blue argyle of Slipstream Sports. Clearly this was a Cannondale party. Scattered around the room were bikes, kit, and equipment the team would use this season, but hidden away still was the new kit design.