19 July 2007

Bicycle Races are coming to town

Today was a lovely day in Milwaukee. The 4th annual Shorewood Criterium rode by our front lawn this evening. We fired up the new grill, cooked up some sweet corn that was picked this morning (West Allis Farmer's Market, i love you) & portabella sandwiches. We weren't entirely sure what a Criterium involved, but evidently it's several stages around the area, but each one is its own separate race... which i don't fully understand.

So, we sat around outside (alternately with & without Phil Tillotson as well as alternately with and without Rex Grossman) for around 4 hours and watched all the folks go by. We especially enjoyed rider #78, who for the first 2/3rds of the race just rode at the tail end of the line smiling and waving at everybody (at one point he pointed at Rex G and yelled "I love that dog!"), then at the end pulled ahead of the latter pack of cyclists (then fell a bit behind some people right at the end). Anyway..., Well done, you, #78.

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