This past Sunday marked the end of the first Tour of Alberta, a 6-day cycling race that started in Edmonton and ended in Calgary.
I am not a road biker (and would barely consider myself a mountain biker), but the racers passed within 2 blocks of my house and I couldn't pass up the chance to see Ryder Hesjedal and other famous cyclists in real life.
Actually, I still can't really say that I saw Ryder Hesjedal in real life. I had plopped myself down on the median with a few other bystanders and was taking some test photos when I heard cheering. I looked up from my screen to see the first cyclists zooming down the road. I barely had time to snap a quick photo. Then I just held the trigger down on burst and hoped that I got some good shots as the peloton sped by.
|Awesome to see so many cyclists on what's normally a busy road. Reminds me of |
the critical mass events in Vancouver... except no naked people, and no road rage.
|The same road, photo taken just over two months ago at roughly the same location.|
Photo credit: Calgary Herald