Monday, May 06, 2013
Paris to Ancaster 2013 - wrap up
I looked at the hit-counter for this blog and it was crazy! The first thing I thought was 'what could I possibly have to offer that is that interesting?!' and then I realized its because people are searching "Paris to Ancaster" just like I am.
If you are stumbling across me that way I welcome you to stick around. Whoever you are, you have given me a nice boost and I thank you!
There are many, many photographers along the length of the course and a few of them are entrepreneurs who sell photos to the participants (just like when you get off a big roller-coaster!). Last year I purchased the only shot of me that I could find and I knew I'd do that again this year because I seldom get a chance to have an action picture of me.
It turns out I had a few to choose from. One was clearly within the first 3-4 kilometers because there is neither mud on my bike nor my body. Plus I have this huge, stupid grin that I guarantee did not last past 10k. Passed on that one.
There's a series of me from another company who captured my finish. It could not contrast better with the first shot. I look like I've just returned from 'Nam. Those shots were ok, but I always had my mouth open like a bass hitting for a fly. Passed on those.
I settled on the one above even though I'm not looking at the camera (probably for the best). It's not likely too far into things either but it's a good in-between photo nonetheless.
I guess I already posted that I came in just over three hours. I think I have the Beast figured out and I am hoping for a sub three hour showing next year.