Sunday, November 19, 2006

Later in the morning at a different location than my first photo and farther back in the pack, I saw these folks, climbing a steep hill with varying degrees of distress. Riders who were actually competing to win would of course never put something on top of their helmets but I saw more and more of this kind of whimsy later in the race.

This year about 8,200 people rode in the Tour de Tucson. Of that number about 5,000 rode in the 109 mile race while the rest did races of 80, 67, 33 and 4 miles. It is truly a community event though it also attracts Olympic and internationally rated cyclists.


Blogger Kate said...

Competitive without losing one's sense of humor is terric, whether they're serious competitors or not. Fun!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Should be "humor is terrific"

2:44 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

Exactly, getting up those hills was no picnic but they still grinned and waved, many of them. And they wore silly things on their helmets.

10:53 AM  

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