A few race pics from POA Extravaganza

My brother-in-law enjoys taking pictures.  He does a pretty good job.  Thankfully, he also likes to show up at some of my races and I sometimes end up with some nice shots.

I liked some of the camera adjustments he made this time.  It really seems to capture the flow of the event.  Here are a few of the pictures that tell the story of my POA Cycling Team Fall Extravaganza Category 4 race.

Rolling off the line on a beautiful day!

Rolling off the line on a beautiful day!

It was nice to start up front, but with only about 20 riders signed up for the race, it wasn’t that hard.  It was nice to be near the front going into the first entrance of the chicane.  Thumbs up! It was an accident free race.

Between the only two turns in the race.

Between the only two turns in the race.

Okay, there were actually more than two turns.  However, the other turns were so large they didn’t seem like turns.  It was alike a large oval race track with one chicane near the end.

Final turn and heading for the start - finish line

Final turn and heading for the start - finish line

Here we are coming out of the scary turn.  If you entered this turn too hot, it was possible to swing wide and hit a curb.  If you tried to cut it inside too fast, it was easy to clip a pedal and go down… which did happen in an earlier race.

Getting ready to get caught.

Getting ready to get caught.

This one is a sad picture.  This is near the end of our break.  You can see the field in the chicane behind us as we were heading up for the start – finish.  It was worth a try and we got a 20 second gap or so.  At least we got some TV time!

Here are my favorite pictures of the day…

Thing Three after a successful race!

Thing Three after a successful race!

There was a kids race between a couple of the races and Thing Two and Thing Three wanted to take part.  Because of the number of kids involved, both guys ended up in the same race.  I thought the little guy would be upset getting outrun by older kids.  Nope.  He got his participation ribbon and he was stoked!

Thing Two - aka Low Cadence, Jr.

Thing Two - aka Low Cadence, Jr.

Honest, he is excited!  He just doesn’t show it very much. While Thing Three was the smallest in the group, Thing Two was the oldest.  He never looked back.  He set sail for the finish line and took care of business!  Yep, he’s Low Cadence, Jr.

Really, it was a great day and I hope that the POA Team will be allowed back to the Brookwood Church campus for next year.  I’ll tell you, it was the best surface I raced on the entire season!  You wouldn’t regret it if you came out.

You can see a few more of the pictures at my Facebook page.  Thanks, David!