I went to take an "unloading" photo and my camera batteries decided they had done enough. I was pretty bummed that I couldn't take any photos at all. It speaks to my philosophy that a good BLOG entry has pictures.
I will pull some generic pictures from the local newspaper so that you can get a sense of things. Additionally, I took some pictures of my bicycle once I got home. As I did last year, I will be purchasing an action shot from a course photographer in about a week. I so seldom get this kind of picture of myself so its worth the $30.
I certainly have many comments to make about the race. Lets see what comes out as I write ...
|This is a common sight. I carried my bicycle way more than last year and my overall time benefitted by this strategy. That's NOT me in the picture BTW.|
|Defeated. Another common site. All I can say is that I'm grateful I never had one of these moments.|
|There is a steep climb to the finish that's sort of legendary. This lady is helping out a rider. I didn't need any help because I was walking up this hill!|
I hosed my bike off right after I took this next series of pictures. It serendipitously resulted in my also washing the car so I had a happy wife!
|I bought SPD pedals specifically for this race. They were crap. I was whining about it to a guy as we climbed a hill side-by-side and he told me that they are intended for on-road, not off.|
|Can you guess the component?|