the hell of the north is this sunday. paris-roubaix is simply the toughest road race ever and the the crown jewel of the cobbled classics. 260km of wheel-crushing, frame snapping punishment at 100% full speed. it looks like there might even be live coverage here, so grab some frites and some good beer and scope it out. or if you really want to get a feel for it you could throw your bike on the trainer and have your friends alternately hit you with a hose, fistfulls of mud and pound on your back while you sprint as hard as you can for a couple of hours.
the photo is of sean kelly, because he's the man.