Friday, April 15, 2011

Harbour Road Sprints vol. 2 - Results and Photos

The Field:

Of the fifty-five or so enthusiasts who lined Harbour Road to cheer for their favourites,  thirty-eight were registered to race! This is a new far.

The race of the night was Craig Richey vs Tom Skinner - one-legged.
(For those of you who missed it, Tom and Craig are Harlem Globetrotters; the rest of us comprise a middle-school team from Pemberton.)

The Results:

1. Derek Brain
2. Andrew Ferguson
3. Craig Richey

Spandex won this round; however, big up to Andrew Ferguson for holding it down for the denim contingent.

Fast is just one of Andrew's many features.
Andrew explodes off the line like semtex. When I asked him what his secret was, he said: "bike polo jousting." 

Don't worry, I don't know what that means, either.

Honourable mentions go to Sean Partlow for his excellent choice of footwear...

Sean's  boots are better than yours. 
 ...and Cam Smith for demonstrating that it doesn't matter what wheel size you are used to racing- fast is fast.
I hope to see more BMX racers out from the track in the near future.

The (Updated) Standings:
The Sponsors:

As usual, Jeff at Capital City Cycles and Rennys at Liquor Express came through with some great prizes for the top three sprinters of the day.

Big thanks to you both for making the victories extra sweet!

Here are some photos to carry you through to the party pics:

The Party:

Ron and the lovely staff of The Brickyard again played host to our peculiar bunch of cycling-cap-clad hooligans. Thanks again for giving us a great place to pick on Parker.

Clay as Mastah Killah
Apparently, buddy fingered the whole table.
The "straighten" function in Picasa seems to be on the fritz.

Gillian just got there; Parker doesn't know what to say; Clay is too embarrassed to say it; Rennys looks like he caused it.
After seeing this picture, does anyone feel like Rennys should herein only be referred to by his first, middle, and last know, like John Wilkes Booth? 

(Missing reel.)

Brent, Vincent, Brian, and Derek.

Now Jon Lake knows how it feels.

Colin occupies the nexus.

Photograph #27 that Rennys wished I hadn't published. 

Brian Jarvis demonstrates the fixed-gear turn-down.


"And we laugh legitimately: there's a mathematician, a different kind of mathematician, and a statistician."
The Next Race:

April 22, 7pm. Harbour Road Poker Sprints.
New format.
More racing.
Be there.