I wanted to post some highlights from this last weekend's San Marcos Criterium put on by my cycling club, Ranchos Cycling. As with a lot of events, taking pictures of the same bicycle race year after year can get a bit long in the tooth. There's only so many leader formations, solo breakaways, or Dutch angles of people on bicycles I want to capture. This year I mostly concentrated on people I know in the races and uploaded plenty of pictures to my Flickr account ( also linked to in the left pane of my blog ) for friends to enjoy. Welcome to the wonderful world of rip-your-legs-off road racing.
At this point Roger was making a solo breakaway from the pack...off the back. As he was coming up the climb I told him to at least look good if he was going to drop out. Like a serious artist photographer I decreed, "A little more attitude. There you go. I want more of that. Just one more," hoping his wife, who was standing a few feet away, wouldn't start throwing water bottles at me. She's a former hardcore racer chick.
Last, but not least, is a photo sequence I took of an race rules illegal beer feed station someone tried to improvise along the course. We were on a college campus, so you might expect this from some frat boys. In this case I think they were just mountain bikers - not a large difference if you've ever been to a mountain bike race.
As usual, the photos are free for non-commercial use. Contact me for licensing if you want to use them for commercial media. Until next year...keep hammering.
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