Pro-Cycling in Our Backyard

Aug 25, 2012

If you couldn't make it up Flagstaff today for the US Pro Cycling Challenge, here's a little taste of what you missed. As skeptical as I've become about cycling, it was impossible not to be a fan as riders passed through the tunnel of noise we formed along Flag's steeper ramparts.

Despite their proximity to the action, the fans around us were attentive to the race, with only a few idiots (including 7ish year olds) trying to run alongside riders. Indeed, there was a very good vibe up there.

Hope they bring it back next year and for years to come, as do many of the riders. Fuddyduddies be damned!