Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Criterium Races

 Every Saturday for the last 3 weeks Nathan has been racing a "crit" race at the Rocky Mountain Raceway as a category 5 racer.  These races are really fun to watch, because they go by about ten times instead of one.  The first Saturday Papa and Grandma came too!

 Watching with Grandma as the racers are coming!

 Nathan's third from the left in this picture, on the outside so a good photo op!

 I turned around once and this was happening...

 Jonathan LOVES his Papa :) 

 Nathan broke away from the pelaton(the big group of riders) and made a breakaway to catch the two leaders.  That was exciting to see because he did that breakaway on the spectator side, right in front of us!  He did great, then they dropped another guy, and it was Nathan and one other for the leaders.  
There is a lot of strategy in road racing.

 Grandma gets a turn!

 The boys have their bells out to cheer on Daddy

 With two laps to go he was leading, but he didn't realize he was pulling the guy behind him.  That takes energy.  So on the final stretch it was a sprint.  Nathan got second this Saturday, but it was close.  And he did great for his first crit!

 James and Daddy after the race

 Jack and his Daddy

Nathan with his Mommy and Daddy :)