Friday, May 7, 2010

Long day of racing for some, long day in the car for others. The racers went 110 miles in the rolling hills around Fayetteville, done in under 5 hours. Our team had one flat, which required me to jump out of the backseat of the team car with two tires (not knowing if a front or rear was needed), change the wheel (it was a rear), make sure the brakes were not rubbing, and give the rider a push. It was done in about 30 seconds but there were no pictures of the event, my driver said "I was too busy trying not to freak out."
Here's some pictures from the day. Click on a picture to see a larger view.
Early in the race, I'm ready for action!

Just 155 friends out for a ride...

You think the bikes take up too much of the road in your neighborhood?

Back-seat driving.  Maybe the hair is getting a little shaggy...

After getting a tire change, our rider has to catch back up to the rest of the race.  Here it takes a moment behind the team car (at about 40 mph) to catch his breath.

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