it was good night in athens, ga. the crowds were out as usual. it was a hot day, and i'm sure the racers felt it. we found a spot serving ranger and pbr right before the finish line. i got to do a little bit of screaming at cyclists, which is always fun. unfortunately, my pick for the women's race came in second to last. she was up near the front all race, but i guess couldn't hold it as the pace went up in the last couple of laps. on the men's side, things were a little less interesting. the field is much bigger (120 vs 30 something) and they go faster so it's much more of a big blur going by. makes it tough to identify anyone. spent all race trying to find my buddy Ben racing. it took several pairs of eyes a few laps to get a sighting. i guess things were exciting on the back stretch, when the night's big wreck happened. i managed a couple beer handouts, hung out with friends, saw my sister... can't complain. title link takes you to the women's report. this link takes you to the men's report. and this link takes you straight to the women's podium, atop which stands the lovely Erica Allar. and if you get the chance to try a terrapin hopsecutioner, don't pass it up.