I was able to catch a little bit of the Men's Elite Time Trail this past week. The course started north of the city but I picked my location to watch at N. Lombardy and Monument Ave. For those of you that are not from the area Monument Ave is a tree line mall Avenue that runs east and westbound in the city and has monuments of Virginian Confederate participants and Richmond native and tennis star Arthur Ashe located at cross streets and round-about or if you call them traffic circles.
The backdrop for these pictures is the General JEB Stuart Statue and the St. John's United Church-Christ.
Well there you go! I think that location offered everything that a European course would offer. Crowds, traffic circle, statue, a church and outside dinning.
No cars! I have the road to myself back to work
30 September 2015
22 September 2015
The UCI World Championship has come to Richmond Virginia and I have only been able to get out to see the time trials for part of the last two days. Which has been the Men's under 23, Men's Juniors, and Women's Elite Time Trials events.
So here are some pictures from the past two days-
This was a great looking BMW GS 1200. I talked with the driver for a while before the cameraman had to take some pictures on the course
Shimano Support Car
I had parked over at one of the parks and took the long route to get to the course. Part of the route I took is part of the East Coast Greenway.
This might have been better than the time trial. This is only the second time that I have ever seen an owl in the day time. Super cool to get this picture of him.
You cannot see it in this picture but there are two man hole covers about a 100 meters from each other that cause the rider to have the be on the far side of the road to miss the first cover and then cut in to miss the second one. About in this spot if the rider got on the brakes to hard they would start to fishtail before starting into the left corner. Very tricky for some of the riders.
Beautiful custom Ellis. You have to take your time to see this is a great bike. Single speed with a White Industries ENO crank, and hubs. Beautiful lug work and my favorite custom barrel adjusters. Never seen anything like it!
Resurrectio is a Bridgestone.
This is Kristin Armstrong. She was the second rider on the course and overtook the first rider at the bottom of Governor's Hill and was going into her second lap!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures