More Glencoe Grand Prix photos

I’m uploading the rest of the Glencoe Grand Prix pictures to the 2008 Glencoe Grand Prix album.  The newest additions include pictures from the kids races as well as the Masters 1/2/3 race and the Cat 4 and Cat 3 races.

Click here for the 2008 Glencoe Grand Prix pictures.

2008 Glencoe Grand Prix – Cat 5

Glencoe Grand Prix - Cat 5 racers

Glencoe Grand Prix - Cat 5 racers

Pictures from the Cat 5 race are now posted.  Sorry it’s taking so long to get pictures posted.  Given my new, longer commute, I don’t seem to have as much time lately.  Slowly but surely, the rest of the pictures will get posted.

Cat 5 photos

2008 Glencoe Grand Prix

Glencoe did a great job with today’s race. It was extremely well-organized and the racers seemed pretty happy with every part of the day.

Today marked the debut of Team MS Racing, sponsored by the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Formerly MetLife, or Metcycling, MS Racing hopes to draw attention to and build awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, while also raising funds for research. I’m sure there will be an official press release with more information, but that’s the gist of what I know at this point.

Masters 1/2/3 Race Sponsored by the MS Society of Illinois

Masters 1/2/3 Race sponsored by the MS Society of Illinois

Team MS Racing debuts at Glencoe Grand Prix

Team MS Racing debuts at Glencoe Grand Prix

I took a lot of pictures today, but my main goal was to get lots of pics of Team MS Racing folks. Once all of the pictures are ready, I’ll post the link here for all to see.

2008 Tour of Elk Grove – Day 2

Tour of Elk Grove - Day 2

Tour of Elk Grove - Day 2

We’re a little burned out on racing and spending all day at the races, so we only spent the morning at the Tour of Elk Grove. Afterwards, we came home, took the dogs to the park, and then grilled out for dinner. It was nice to have some weekend time at home.

During the short time that we were at the race (about 4 hours), I caught pictures of the following categories:
Cat 5, heat 1
Cat 4
Cat 1/2/3/4 Women
Cat 5, heat 2

Pictures are posted here.

Very happy winner of Cat 5, heat 2 race!

Richard Janokjanc was the very happy winner of the Cat 5, heat 2 race!

And, a special appearance from Batman, Spiderman, and a duck. Anyone know what this duck is from because I sure don’t?

Special Guests at the Tour of Elk Grove

Special Guests at the Tour of Elk Grove

2008 Chicago Criterium – Photos Posted

My photos from the inaugural Chicago Criterium are now posted.

Chicago Criterium Photos

Bryan Rheude (MetLife) crossing the bridge on Balbo.

Bryan Rheude (MetLife) crossing the bridge on Balbo.

2008 Chicago Criterium

I spent the day (ALL day) downtown, at the inaugural Chicago Criterium. I shot over 1000 pictures, and now have to sort through, edit, and upload for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately, that will take me a while, but I hope to have them up by the end of the day tomorrow.

In the meantime, take a look at a few of the pictures from today.

MetLife racers in the Masters Pro/1/2/3 race.

MetLife racers in the Masters Pro/1/2/3 race.

Debbie Dust in the Womens Pro/1/2/3 race.

Debbie Dust in the Womens Pro/1/2/3 race.

Chicago Criterium

We’re gearing up for Sunday!  We’ve debated several times whether we will drive to UIC, park there (I already pay for parking for work!), and then ride our bikes over to the race or just pay to park downtown.  We’re reluctant to park downtown because of the prices, but also because we can’t keep the bikes on top if we’re parking in a garage.  We’ve also debated whether to bring the team tent.

I had a little extra time on my hands today, so I scoured the Chicago Criterium site today, looking for into about setting up team tents.  Since I couldn’t find anything, I emailed the only email address I could find (under the volunteer link) and asked.  Turns out, there is an amatuer team staging area, and I received an email with the staging area pass that will let us pull up to the area and drop off the tent.  We won’t be able to park there, but at least we won’t have to haul the tent all over grant park!

See you all on Sunday!