Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fun in Athens: The Twilight Criterium

Last Saturday night, the Lauer fam ventured out way past Eli's bedtime to witness the Twilight Criterium, Athens' annual nighttime cycling race.  We saw some of the men's race, which included 150 cyclists who raced 80K around eight city blocks in downtown Athens.

Criterium Course
The weather was gorgeous and the crowd was electric.  It is pretty impressive to see that many bicycles barreling down a city block and careening around turns.  Eli enjoyed watching the racers and was declared 'the cutest guy we've seen all night' by a few college girls who may or may not have been drinking... 


Linda said...

Yikes! Those are some high speed cyclists! What a fun event--definitely worth an extended bedtime.