After snagging a prime spot on the final corner, I proceeded to shoot pics with my phone, as it is still the best camera I have. With enough light and in Sports Mode, it will shoot fast and stop action.
|Cadence, being chased by Fiat and Sun & Ski.|
Of course no trip downtown is complete without a stop at the local bike shop, Cadence Cyclery. They're a good shop, one that is even willing to deal with those of us on the dark side of cycling--recumbent riders! It's nice to feel welcome in a bike shop. It reminds me of the one I worked in, back in the 1990's, in Kansas. And it turns out, the old-school way of bribing your mechanic with beer, coffee and bagels still works!
|One of the women's races.|
|Fiat's team kit is easy to spot.|
|McKinney Velo rider charging through the corner|
Not bad, for a cellphone camera! Luckily, we only witnessed one crash, and both riders were able to continue. We also saw evidence of some other crashes, but again, the riders were still riding. I did not hear of any serious injuries, like in past years. We had a good time, and plan to return again next year to watch the racing.