Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bicycle, Blues and BBQ 2008

We arrived at Clear Lake Iowa for absolutely beautiful weather. I well remember the stifling, horrid, wretched, muggy weather from last year. It was a reason to celebrate!!!! North Iowa Spin put on a great race. Thanks to all the Lions corner Marshall's. Their job was NOT easy. Education regarding bikes and streets is needed through out Iowa.

Saturday, July 12, Criterium.
Women line up for the new Clear Lake Crit.

Everyone had to hunker down on the lake side.
The wind speed was about 22 mph with gusts up to 31 mph.

Flags were flying near the Surf Ballroom.

Bike Tech is IN Clear Lake.

Kat helps in with filler. Kim West asks how the ride went.

John pounds up the pavement.

Just to let you know that I am not the only one snapping pictures.

Lakeside with Cat 4. Mike settles in.

Leaning in corner 5.

Sunday, July 13, Road Race

Calm before the race (wind).

Congratulations Mike on your podium finish! 3rd!
We are proud of you.

Placing 2nd - John.

Way to finish(nice and safe). A bad crash made for a civil race.

It was another great weekend of racing.
At present the wind at Clear Lake is a puny 1mph.

Road racing is exciting but not for picture taking. Wait till cyclecross season.

Till next time, take care and take pictures,


  1. Kim - Thanks for the great pictures and race report. We always value you support and contributions to the team.

  2. My pleasure. I'm glad you twisted my arm to take them!
    Have a great day.

  3. Thanks for the great photos and posting. Clear Lake was awesome this year. Much, much more comfortable than last year's mugginess.