I set out today on the back of ‘Moto 7′ and a fine moto it is. I posted the view from it over on Facebook if you are interested in taking a look. The cool thing about today’s ride was that my driver was also a photographer, and a damn good one. You can find his work here. I shot quite a few images, but none of them conveyed the mood of today’s race better than this one. The race itself was 117 miles, and if you look at the race profile…it was almost entirely downhill. So, how do you tell the story of a peloton, racing across the high Colorado plains, under the constant threat of thunderstorms? I’m sure we all have our own unique way of expressing it, but this is how I chose to do it.
Remember, you can always click on the image to get a larger version to use as your daily desktop.
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#AskTedKing What’s the longest pull you have done in professional competition.
I have no idea. I’ve probably pulled for an hour or so before some more reinforcements arrive. All depends on the race, our roster, and the other teams racing.
#AskTedKing How the heck do teams have full leader kits? Does each team have to provide all the jerseys (yellow, green, etc.) prior to the race?
Leaders’ jerseys are provided by the race. The teams need to provide the computer image of their logo which is given to the race organizer and they print the logo on the front and back. Or if it’s just a one day race, then the teams might have a sticker to slap on the jersey rather than printing up a logo’ed jersey on the spot.
#AskTedKing Do you arrange your own travel?
Nope, all travel is done by the team. Every team has a travel guru who’s job it is is to orchestrated riders and staff all arriving to the same airport at roughly the same time. Ideally.