Friday, March 14, 2008
Who will drink from the poisoned chalice and blog the Berkeley Bicycle Club Team Time Trial? Okay, I'll do it!
Hey, I got this really great photo of Rob and me winning the 90+ race. Not shabby. Very artistic, plus I look like a revolutionary hero in front. A lot of me, and just enough of Rob to show he was there. Hopefully the beer gut will shrink soon. Photo credit to AbbiOrca Photography (www.abbiorca.com).
Without putting too fine a point on it, the word of the day was "punctuality". Or not. An 8:00am start, an hour forward on the clock, registration open late with long lines: those may not have been a few of our favorite things. Am I wrong? Didn't every one of our 4-man teams go off with 3?
Still, it was truly a beautiful day for riding. We took out 1st and 2nd in the 90+ category, and Steve and Wyatt had an outstanding ride in the 70+, which got them 2nd place. No attempts to coat the asphalt with lycra and epidermis by any team members. Levi L. laid waste to us all, of course.
Thanks to BBC for making this special event happen every year.