Monday, April 7, 2014

50 Mile Bicycle Race


Yesterday morning three large packs of riders departed Naples Cyclery and the adjacent 
Fit & Fuel Bicycle Cafe on Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples.
Those choosing the longest ride rode the 50 miles 
to Fort Myers Beach and back.
Here they come!

All proceeds from the event benefit Youth Haven, serving at risk children.

Tonight the Connecticut men's basketball team plays in the national championship game. 
Tomorrow the UConn women play in their championship game. 
Go, Huskies!

26 comments:

Kate said...

Lots of energetic cyclists in your photo.

Stefan Jansson said...

That is around 80 km. A bit longer than I usually ride per day!

Revrunner said...

i love these! And I know that sooner or later the weather will turn nice enough around here that even I can don shorts and short sleeves for a 50-Miler.

Andy said...

They look so organized.

cieldequimper said...

Their energy tires me after a 2 hour night...

SRQ said...

Way to get out in front of the pack for a nice group shot. Nice capture. I will concur with your 'Go, Huskies!' (for tonight only).

Luis Gomez said...

So cool!

Mo said...

Drug free I hope

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I'm already worn out just looking at your pic for the day, Jack! But good for them!!

Sharon Anck said...

Looks like a rather large group did the 50 mile ride! Good for them. If I had done that, I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to stand this morning.

VP said...

Great photo, I won't last 5 miles...

LOLfromPasa said...

...and they have got sunshine. I haven't seen blue sky for over a week now :). Super shot!

Karl Demetz said...

Really a beautiful photo, Jack, not easy in those situations!

RedPat said...

A perfect catch, Jack! What a huge number of riders there were.

Tanya Breese said...

what a great cause! good luck riders!

Lowell said...

You must have been the first one finished to be able to jump off your bike and take this shot.

Love the composition with the bikes leading the eye off in the distance!

jennyfreckles said...

What an orderly queue of bikes. You'd better get over here in July to take pics of the Tour de France Yorkshire stage. I don't think it'll look so neat and tidy.

William Kendall said...

Excellent shot!

They'll have gotten through that day and feel exhausted, for sure.

Kay said...

You caught the eye of a couple of those front riders.
I like bicycle races - the energy as they go past is palpable. Our "Tour de Dung" goes right in front of our house and it's fun to watch them whiz by and try to catch some of the action.

Randy said...

Biking for a good cause. I love it.

Michelle said...

That really is a large group.

Bob Crowe said...

I admire them. The last time I rode a bicycle I needed a cortisone shot in my knee and gave the ^%#&%^& thing to my son.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They do look super fit, bet that 50 miles was easy peasy to them :) tres jolie incoming shot Jack :)

Haddock said...

Ah... the joy of pedaling down in a group (and there is always the chance of winning)

Mersad said...

You chose the perfect spot to take this photo from. Excellent!

CaT said...

thats quite a bit of biking!!