Sunday, October 30, 2011

Race the Lake - 2011

For the past two years, I've participated in "Race the Lake", a 90-mile bicycle race around Lake Winnebago. My first goal in a race is always to finish without crashing. My second goal is to better my time from previous years.

Nearly 1,500 people were in the 2011 event. I finished #312 out of 1,213 in the men's division. And #42 out of 195 in my age group, 50-54. Although my finishing time wasn't as good as I had hoped for, I was still able to shave a good 10 minutes off last year, even though the wind conditions were more difficult this year than last. But with the many crashes that happen each year, I'm just happy to finish without loosing any skin. The picture shown here was taken just after having some fun with a few other guys in a final sprint across the finish line. Yeah, I'm as tired as I look.

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