Philly

Even after working now what seems like a million bike races and spending tons of time away from home through a crazy combination of circumstances I had never worked the Philly cycling classic.  

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Clearly that has now been remedied.  

 

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Since we drove up from the last race on Monday I had a few days to relax. Step one: Phillies game with porter and frank (left to right) 

 

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Step 2: eat a lot of food with Ricoh. He journeyed all the way up from New Zealand to hang out with me. I suspect he may have had other motives.  

 

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Eventually we had to do some racing. Thankfully the fans came out in earnest for our 8 am start. 

 

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The crowd on Lemon Hill, one of two climbs on the 12 mile circuit.  

 

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Flags!! 

 

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Since the women's race was a road World Cup they got the prime time slot at 1230. This is the top of "the wall". Which was the second of the climbs on course.  

 

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And since we were done racing we hung out and watched the women race. Also took some time to check out the locals.  

 

Puppies included.  

 

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Now to the French part of Canada!!