****** Official Awarding of the Sir Joe Martin Spirit of Sufferlandria Award! *****
From Sir Joe Martin:
"This year, the ToS’21 Sir Joe Martin Spirit of Sufferlandria Award goes to @Pierre .Weikamp. As far back as September, Pierre was being recognized for his contributions on the SUF Forum. More recently however, it was his continuous presence in the conversational peloton on that site that has earned him this award. Always upbeat and helpful, urging the group forward with Sufferlandrian aplomb. If you found yourself mostly on the Facebook site, and you want a taste of Pierre’s SUF Spirit, just have a look at his video recollections of the Tour at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpg3EdlbH5P-c8FYniX-QHg
Congratulations Pierre, you will receive a $100 donation to your DPF account. Thank you! Oh, and about that Knighthood…
Sir Joe would also like to recognize two riders who exemplified the Spirit of Sufferlandria by riding the Tour while suffering in that “other” way. The way we don’t recommend. Simply deciding to start the Tour for them is more than most of us would undertake, let alone finishing. They are inspirational. They are Badass. They are True Sufferlandrians. Therefore, they will each receive ToS’21 Pint Glasses designed and made by Sir Joe.
Congratulations to Dame @IsiSchneider_KoS and Sir Tomas Mulqueen.
About the SJMSOSA : Sir Joe Martin is a long-time Sufferlandrian who has, over the years, enthusiastically and constantly encouraged and supported members of the Sufferlandrian community. In 2020, to recognize his substantial contributions to our great nation, we created this award in his name. It is now awarded to the individual who, during the Tour of Sufferlandria, makes an extra-ordinary effort make our community a better place and who serves as an inspiration and role model for the rest of us.