Monday, March 31, 2008

Serves me right!

So, I guess I shouldn't have talked about the nice weather here. I should have thanked my lucky stars and kept my big mouth shut! Guess what happened this weekend...cold and rainy. Ick! Ick! Just thought I'd let you know so that those of you in colder environs can enjoy my come-uppance! And if misery truly loves company, you shall be even more pleased to know that I stood out in that cold rain to watch my 17 year old son participate in his first ever criterion bike races on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Do you know how hard it is to get good photos of someone bike racing?? Sheesh! Those fellows are FAST! Here are some examples of my failures:

This one isn't too bad, just a bit blurry.

I got several like this one, where I snapped either too early or too late and so he is just entering the photo or leaving the photo.

Oh, and this one was GREAT...except that an important part seems to be missing!

And here are a few better ones:

At the starting line.

Oh, and I like this one because he is in focus, but the scenery is a bit of a blur. To me it shows movement.

You can't see it as well in this smaller format, but this photo captured how hard he was working. His head was down not only to avoid the rain, but because he was really pushing himself to the max. It just shows his grit and determination.

And for the icing on the cake??? I now have a miserable head cold! Blech!

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