|Shawn is over my left shoulder, Rick over my right|
|Podium shot with me trying to knock Rick off the podium the only way I know how.|
Following the 4/5 race was the Womens race and then the 1 lap Kids Race. It was the perfect opportunity to eat a couple Honey Stinger Waffles, wash it down with my Camelbak Elixir, and find a spot in front of one of the heaters that Trek of Pittsburgh so graciously provided. Let me tell you, after 2 hard efforts it was very difficult to get out of the lawn chair I had commadeered from Gina. But not wanting to to risk taking a DNF, I got up and got on the bike and did an abbreviated warm up. Then I found myself on the starting line for the 3rd time, this time for the 35 lap 3/4 field. Again, Shawn was in the field with me but I knew before we started that he was on his own. The tank was empty, the cupboards bare, or the well was dry. Whatever cliche you wanted to use, it was true. I was just along for the ride and was praying that I would survive.
|Really? Head butting in a 3/4 field|
because you felt "boxed in"? Really?
|Still life photography by Fred Jordan|
|Turn 3... Thanks for the awesome photos Fred Jordan!|