Monday, October 11, 2010

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

World Road Race Championships

The elite men's world championship road race. I'm late getting pictures posted, and I'm sure most people have seen this already from every other website in the world. I won't rehash the race or results, but I will say that it was a lot of fun to watch. Good work to the organizers for putting together a good race, the fans for being on good behavior, and the riders for making it interesting.

I feel extremely fortunate to be living here when Worlds came to town. The atmosphere at the race was very much like a big race in Europe. I know I had a ball. The weather couldn't have been better either. Sunny and 22 degrees - the perfect way to start Daylight Saving Time.

We set up shop near the top of the major climb. The roads were painted and the fans were out.

These guys were across the way from us, and kept changing their Phil Says signs.

And now, some shots from the race.

The park at the top of the climb had a big screen set up, and we went there to catch the finish. Good setup all around by the organizers.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Photo of the Day

Despite the typo in the year, this is a pretty good swipe at the replay of the AFL Grand Final. What other sport doesn't determine a winner in the final game of the season, somehow?

Seen outside a Fitzroy bike shop.

Friday, October 1, 2010

World Time Trial Championships

As one may have gleaned from my bitter and cranky post yesterday, I went down to the elite men's world TT championship in Geelong yesterday. Unlike our fine transit folks, the race organizers did an excellent job putting together the event. The area around the course was well signed, they had volunteers everywhere, plenty of course crossings, and folks handing out maps and start lists. Good work.

I thought the crowds were a little light. I know it was a Thursday and all, but this is Worlds, after all. People travel for it. The Euros were there.

Boonen wasn't even at the race.

I thought this guy was hilarious. I shall call him SuperEuro.

The course was extremely accessible, and I was able to get photos from a number of places. There are many more, but here are a few, from a smattering of nationalities.

Dave Zabriskie was the best hope for the US, and finished a solid 8th.

There were two guys from St. Kitts and Nevis in the race. I'm sure they were by far the underdogs, but both showed up, gave it their all, and finished. Awesome job guys.

And finally, a shot of Cancellara at the 200m sign on his last lap.

Racing continues this weekend with the U23, Elite Women's and Elite Men's road races. More photos to come, and available on request.