Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Congrats BMX athletes!

I forgot to talk about last weekend's BMX world cup, which happened to be here last weekend. BMX= bicycle motorcross, aka How To Be Fearless On A Bike. I love watching other athletes excel at what they do. My online research tells me the ramp is 35 feet tall at nearly a 30-degree angle and the riders reach speeds of 30mph as they're banking turns and flying over jumps. (Watch this video to see!)

Poorly-timed action shot

The course

Here are better photos.

Congratulations to resident athletes Arielle Martin and Mike Day, who finished 3rd and 5th overall (and Arielle did it with a broken hand!)

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