Sunday, 18 April 2004
Pix Of The Day: A Big Hand For The Last Man Home
CREDIT: © Ian Scott-Parker/PishTush.com
WHERE: Hurricane, Utah, USA. WHAT: local bicycling races.
MAP: Hurricane, Utah, USA. Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.
We attended a local wedding on Saturday evening. Without benefit of chemical assistance, or louche behavior, the folks round here certainly know how to party! Dusk was falling as we made our way home, and there was a bicycle race in progress. We read the local newspaper every day, watch the local TV news program, and generally try to stay in touch, but this is the second local bicycling event we have missed. At some point one begins to wonder if it is solely one's own responsibility to be informed, or if the responsibility for failure to communicate lies elsewhere. Harumph!
Under the circumstances, the pictures were on the poor side of barely usable: try Graham Watson if you want to see how it should be done. It was, though, a pleasant surprise. We caught most of the last race. We chatted to one of the eliminated racers, who had travelled the 265 miles south from Salt Lake City. There was a bunch sprint for the line, fairly won by a big built sprinter. Most of the race a rider had been hanging on fifty seconds behind the peleton, never quite falling far enough behind to be eliminated. Fittingly he was given the biggest ovation for his perseverance.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)