|Odd how the Fall colors of the ground correspond with the Fall colors on this trashed cup.|
|Run-Up!! Hup Hup!!|
|Juxtaposition of the "classic" Bleriot in front of the very flashy, modern 'cross support vehicles.|
|Teenage leader of the Cat4 race bunny hopping the barrier. All the kids are doing it. He flubbed a run-up in the last minute of the race and took second. He's fifteen or something like that.|
Stage Two was me high-tailing back to church to catch practice. I did stop near the race site and took a few pics of Beargrass Creek.
|I tried to catch a cool image of the race on the bridge and its reflection. Didn't quite work.|
After practice, the third stage began with me meeting Dave at Sunergos for a cup before our ride. He was coming off a big 100K Populaire yesterday, but I was looking for mileage. It soon became apparent that such a goal was not to be. We were buffeted with 20-30mph winds out of the S and SW, the direction we attacked on the way out. It was quickly obvious that I didn't have much uumph, and Dave was happy to oblige with a moderate pace while recovering. As the ride towards Iroquois went on, I felt more and more like crap. We bagged earlier notions of heading out into Jefferson Forest for more substantial mileage and instead toured around Iroquois Park a bit. As ever, I love the top of that park. Dave has ridden with me enough to know of my proclivity for grassy fields.
|Bleriot against a very different background that at the 'cross race.|