The number of men in training is very small and has been further reduced by an accident to one of the most promising men. Not one man can be spared. If all enter and do their best there is a good chance that we shall win. If any withdraw the chances are seriously lessened. The track races are still so far ahead that the excuse of training for them is hardly a reasonable one; no other ade quate reason can be suggested. We believe that we are justified in uiging those riders who have hitherto refused to enter, to reconsider their decision and to do their best to retain for Harvard the prestige in bicycling which they so fairly earned for her last year.