One of the dudes on our team was Andrew "Metal" Danly. I am gonna go on a limb and say that he received his "tough" nickname based on his cycling ability, or his preference in guitar strumming, or some combination of both. I had never met Andrew, except for one week prior to the race during our pre-race meeting. The next time I saw him, he did his own rendition of the national anthem. Check it out below. I was in tears laughing at how cool this was to start the race!
Also, check out the latest post on the Team ViaSat Blog: http://teamviasatraam2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/return-to-reality.html He couldn't have summed it up better. Period.