I wish I was getting ready to go race tomorrow, as it is I am getting ready to go to a race, just not to race it (sad face).
Yep, me and my posse of cameras and tripods will be driving down to Grand Rapids, Michigan (Rapids El Grande) tomorrow morning to shoot some video and pics from the Farmer’s Fat Bike Race (race #1 in the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series). While it sure would be fun to race, I would be lying if I said I didn’t get a kick out of hanging out and taking pics. (Media whore?)
Sadly, it seems that the weather will be very UN-fat bike like as all the snow we had in these parts will most likely be gone come Saturday a.m. and temps will be in the 50s with some possible sun (more sad faces). It looks like it could be a very muddy race. I hope so, that makes pict-cha taking fun. Funny thing is that by Sunday the cold temps and snow moves back in. Maybe it will come early? (Like a premature sno-jaculation!)
I am also hoping that Sir Rick Plite (Mr. Barry-Roubaix/Mr. Lumberjack 100) is there, I’d like to heckle him if possible. Not for any real rason, just ’cause I like Rick and it would be fun to shout obsenities at him. If not I’ll have to settle for heckling Danielle Musto…. Not sure I can bring myself to do that though, as she is too nice. I have to go with her hubby Scott. Then again Scott might kick my ass… hmmm… I better just keep my mouth shut and take photos.
Anyway, sorry for what seems like lot of fat bike coverage her on the site as of late, it’s just right now there is a lot of it going on and XXC can be a bit of a slut when about racing and has little prejudice about tire widths. As long as there is SOME sort of dirt (or snow) under those tires!
Enjoy the weekend, check back next week to see if ANYthing I shot turned out. Ha!