april 19 2009

There’s my team member on the left, holding up his winning cheque ($20) and enjoying being the 2nd best in Ontario.  I like how his arms are the straightest of the three. Congratulations, fellas!

Today’s race was 54km, 1.5 hours and had an average speed of 37km/h.  See the results here.  It was held at the Calabogie Motorsports Racetrack and that place is nice. Smoothest road I’ve ever walked on.  I am dying to come back and film “Exploring Evasive Driving”.

There were more members of my team here today than last week and so there was more strategy involved.  I thought everyone just pedaled for themselves as fast as possible but no.  

A team works together, sometimes drafting each other (one goes in front, others tuck in behind and enjoy a 30% reduction in power needed to pedal; woah eh?) and then during the sprint to the finish they get together and block off other racers so their member can win.

I got some great footage today but can’t decide if I should combine the two races into one episode or not.  And of course something went awry with my microphone so there’s no audio for some of it.  Of course.