i'll do this kind of cycling:
and this kind too:
i'm not one who says the word never very often but i will say it with 100% certainty that i will NEVER, EVER do this kind:
we headed to downtown tampa on saturday night to watch some guys the j-man knows, who were racing. i must say that i have so much respect for these cyclists. i, personally, would never do this for any amount of money in the world. i will gladly stick to my triathlons and mountain biking. you can hear me in the video saying, "oh my God" and laughing nervously as they rounded some of the sharp corners with a sharp curb sticking out. it was truly breath-taking and scary to watch. it didn't help that when we first got there, as we were walking up to one of the corners, a group of riders were making a turn onto a brick street and 2 of them got tangled up and one of the guys hit the bricks face first and was knocked out. it gave me the worst chills. it kills me to see things like that. i'm the type when passing an accident scene, i can't look. i'd rather not go near it, if at all possible.
i hadn't been to downtown tampa in a long time so i brought along my camera as well and snapped a few photos along the way that i thought would be fun to share.
Picture of the historical Tampa Theatre sign. Built in 1926 as one of America's most elaborate "movie palaces", the Tampa Theatre today is a fiercely protected and generously supported landmark.
i couldn't help take a picture of the sidewalk art, a beautiful heart.
me, the j-man and our cycling buddy, Gary at the crit finishline.
these next 4 pictures are non-sports or art related. in the last 10 years, tampa has recently lost way too many police officers in the line of duty, by the hands of felons who shouldn't ever have been set free. yet, they get out of prison, arm themselves yet again and continue to commit heinous crimes.
can you see the silhouette of the police officer? a little hard to see the head b/c it blended in with the black marble in the background. also notice the blue laser beam light at the top. that was just recently added to signify the "thin blue line." the Thin Blue Line Project represents the thin line that separates the lawful from the lawless.
the thin blue line project otherwise known as the tampa police memorial. notice the police cap, holster, batton, and hand cuffs.
the names of all the TPD fallen officers.
i hope everyone is having an awesome week so far.
much love and peace out!