So a few weekends ago was the big bike race in Philadelphia, known offically this year as the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Champoinship Of course it is the big day of spectating for all of the road cyclists for miles around. I blew off a MASS endurance race at Iron Hill which had been rescheduled from May for some reason but this day of fun was not to be missed.
Nathan O'Neill top sprint winnerAs I was down there I saw Nate, who had quit the race after winning the Sugarhouse Sprint competition. We joked about bluffing our way into the VIP tent for some grub but then I decided to head up to Lemon Hill instead as I was getting a bunch of text messages asking where the heck I was. I finally made it up there to catch some of the last part of the race, where I took this video above.
the start before the race
the team monitoring pedestrian traffic across the race course
As the race wore on the winds picked up and cooled us off, although I'm sure it meant strong headwinds for the riders. The clouds rolled in and the skies looked ominous. Colin and I rode home, me on my Orbea and Colin on his commuter bike that got stolen from my front porch a week later. As soon as I stepped up onto my porch I felt the first drops of rain.