My parents hung out with me in the morning--then they were off to an annual Crit in Davis. See, my dad is a cyclist--and he loves to race. However, since he thinks he is past his prime in the cycling world-- he has been racing in Masters 35+ as a Cat 1/2. He is a great sprinter and lives for riding---believe me when i tell you he just did ride on Sunday--get this-- almost 110 miles and climbing over 11,000 feet--He races for a team out of Vegas called 'Paul Tracy Racing'-- their main sponsor is-- you guessed it the Indy 500 racing guy Paul Tracy . However, since we are in Nor Cal-- dad has to race by himself sometimes.
Here is dad, second one from the front, in this picture from the race yesterday. And here is is riding behind Michael Hernandez-- who is a former State Crit Champion!! So the competition is steep. And here he is after riding for 50 minutes in 105 degrees : ) You might be asking-- what does my mom do during this?? Well, she helps my dad make his bottles (water), pin his numbers on his kit (the sexy tight speedo thing), cheer on dad and this time around, hold onto her sunglasses-- it was so hot they wouldn't stay on. Oh, and since there was a Starbucks close by-- she sipped on a Soy Vanilla Latte on ice-- while dad sweated to death. And she is the resident photographer-- she needs a lot more practice on her timing to outsmart the digital camera : ) She really tried to get some good pics. Guess this is a good segway to tell those who are unfamiliar with cycling--I am named after a famous French cyclist, Bernard Hinault, who won the Tour de France among other great famous races. Good thing they named me after such a great man!
I also started a donation for Churchill at French Bulldog Rescue Network please take a minute to read about his story, and try not to cry too much...my mommie says the donations are tax deductible (i guess that is good) and it will make the world a better place helping others. Select the Donate button at the top of my blog : ) Any little bit will help him out. In my first 24 hours I have 2 donations (thanks mom for my first one). Make sure to name him in your donation.
Take care my doggs-