The folks at Happy Fun Racing managed to pick a woefully hot day for the annual Huck-A-Buck race. I've never sweat that much signing a registration waiver. This race is always a well-run and classy event, so we decided to get all dressed up in our fancy new outfits.
Daniel and Ben kicked off the noon races in the men's sport division. Daniel is on the old guy/medium-old guy cusp so they let him choose to ride with the medium-old guys.
Please note the look of determination on Chef D's face. Pure grit. He rode to a solid 25th (although his time would have placed him in the top 10 of the old guy division).
Gentle Ben rode ferociously in his first race after the accident. With a fully-healed elbow, he is well on his way to recovery. His 14th place finish was just a warm-up.
The points leader of the day, however, was Calvin. He took first place in the Clydesdale Division, riding at a blistering 11.3 mph and beating the next competitor by nearly 2 minutes.
Dig if you will his new bicycle. It's enough to make Hollywood weep.
I actually arrived just at the end of Calvin's race so we didn't get any action photos. This one was taken shortly after he finished and he actually looks pretty composed. When he rolled back into the parking lot, I asked, "how'd you feel out there?" "Terrible." I decided not to ask him how he placed, but apparently, for Calvin feeling terrible won't stop him from going fast.
As for me, I continued my string of Triangle Series 2nd place finishes in the singlespeed division. I'm happy with the result, but I gotta figure out how to win one of these. I did end up winning some free tires (29ers, no less!) and a Gary Fisher t-shirt, size 2XL. So, for any big kids out there, drop me a line if you want a gigantic shirt, otherwise, I'm going to turn it into a Gary Fisher Snuggie.