Monday, March 29, 2010

Bike Classic

Here are the pictures of our Redlands Bike Classic, as promised! It's a great 3-day event the city has hosted for a long time. Everyone can ride! On Saturday,they have a short race for little kids, a 28 mile race or 52 mile "challenge" for the brave cyclists, and a race for 17yr. olds. Then we call in the big guns. Riders from all over the world, professionals, you name it come out for the men and women's Criterion. It is a tight course around a loop downtown where the riders go as fast as they can the whole time. The women's lasts about an hour, the men's is 90 minutes.

It was a beautiful day!

Yes, this was the correct temperature out here.

It's crazy how many of them ride at once. This is the women's event.

Can you even imagine doing this???

Now, I like speed. I love to go fast.

But I prefer to be in a boat.

Or a car.

Not on asphalt, sitting on a 12 pound bike with 1 inch wheels.

The men especially. The women's group is scary enough. But the men??

First off, there are twice as many.

There is more adrenaline...

They blow by you at 35 m.p.h.
Yeah. 35 on those skinny wheels.

And then they go about 30 m.p.h. around the corners.

No, thanks!

But it is a fun day for everyone..

Hope you are having a great Monday!


  1. Looks like a fun time...to watch anyway! I would be a nervous wreck actually participating in a race like that LOL!

  2. YIKES! Eighty degrees and all that adrenaline?! Run for cover, protect your tails! Yikes, too scary for this cat!

    Still purring though...


  3. Adrenaline??

    I think it is called testosterone...

  4. Pam, you nailed it :-) Did Doug race?