The course is 1km and the races were around the 1 square block course of the State Capitol building.
They lined up and took off after last minute instructions.
And then the inevitable - a crash
I am not sure about the different categories of races, but we saw one that was a C3 para-cycling race. Some guys have obvious situations that put them in the category:
It looked like there were some ladies competing with the men in the para-cycling race? Like I said, I really don't know too much about it so I had a lot of questions.
Years ago our son was into cycling and worked as a bike mechanic at a couple of bike shops in Washington D.C. He got to where he could assemble and tune those bikes in no time. Actually it took him in about 20 minutes from box/crate to road ready.
I have had a road bike but nothing that high tech or expensive. 15 years ago I think my whole setup with gear and the bike was in the $500 range. I enjoyed recreational non-competitive rides in Virginia. They have some great trails. For me 20-30 miles was a long ride. I was looking for an alternative to long distance running. I ran lots of fun runs, 1/2 marathons and finished four marathons before my body broke down and I had to find something else. Biking/cycling seems to work for me now.
Though we hadn't planned on seeing the bike race (and certainly not a National Championship) it was great fun to get a glimpse of these special athletes in competition!
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!