austin bikes alleycat race
our semi-coherent route worked ok, until we backtracked in the middle of the race to pick up a checkpoint we figured we'd just cross off. our plan was to get as many as we could until kate couldn't feel her toes anymore. she had mesh bike shoes on. but, to prove our worth we headed over to kealing to nab that one and took a wrong turn, making our backtracking even longer. no worries. we had a great time.
it was fun riding with the girls. i think we were the only 3 to race. felt good to dart though 6pm friday nite traffic and get the blood moving.
thanks to sol, eric & ben at austin bikes for a good race. go pay them a visit at the shop. guadalupe & MLK on the west side. you'll be happy you did.
yes we are at the damn bridge. :-) towards the end we were having problems finding what we were supposed to according to the manifest. so we took pictures for proof.
nick won 2nd (yeah nick!) and got the bars. whitney tries them out. first place was his until he got the cramp coming up MLK to the finish. nick already has titanium calves...
afterwards we headed over to dog and duck for after race nourishment: beer. this fire cone of a heater was cranked to high. you'd never know it though.
this photo is blurry because i'm cold and shakey. not drunk here. ben got 3rd place and won a white pair of sunglasses. he should not be seen wearing those around a children's playground prolly. they rock.