Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cycle-Smart International Cyclo-cross in Florence, MA

Yesterday was day one of the Cycle-Smart International Cyclo-cross event in Florence, MA -- just down the road from us. I've been talking up 'cross to Junior V for months now; how fun it is, how hard it is, how much he'll like it. Hence, excitement charged the air as we loaded up the Velomobile early and shot over there to start the day with some spectating. The weather was decided un-'crossy (70 degrees and mostly sunny), but the upside was a huge crowd and lots of bonhomie.

A few quick shots of grown-ups, run-ups, and hand-ups, then on to the main event: The children's race. About which I will simply say: Junior V's first bike race ever... (wait for it...) and he got third place

Perfect grimaces
A heroic shot of an unidentified racer
See the donut dangling from the string in the center of the shot? Award for most original hand-up. 
Every 'cross event needs a little Belgium. Van Dessel's
bus also features a disco ball in front of windshield.
Junior V, in red jersey, lines up with his age group
In second through the S-curves 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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