Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tulsa Tough Day 2

There was a criterium just past Hugo today. A thunderstorm swept through in the morning and absolutely pummeled the course; at one point a neutral-support wheel went floating down the main straightaway because the drains were overwhelmed. The good news: carbon fiber wheels do indeed float!

The city is behind the race, however, and after a short delay for a street sweeper to make a lap, the Cat 4s were off and running.

Chatting it up with Dave Towle. "There's a hurricane of pain bearing down on Oklahoma!"

The QT Rooster Booster lead car.

Steve makes the selection in the Cat 4s.

Kevin mixing it up with world champions to finish top 10.

If you can see this then your race is probably over. Isaac takes the hindmost.

Steve 34th (4s)
Kevin 9th (40+)
Isaac DNF (after gapped by late-race crash)

1 comment:

Rudy Swanson said...

It’s been a while since I witnessed a bicycle race. I enjoy the feeling of excitement as I try to anticipate who will win the race. Anyhow, this is my first time to see a street sweeper truck causing a delay. Haha! Well, we just have to understand it because it’s for the sake of the bikers and the whole race. The cyclists will be the ones to benefit, after all. :)