For the first time ever, Darrin's siblings (and spouses) were there to support him and take in a bike race. Jamie, Craig, and his Fiance, Brenda have been to a couple of races as Craig races too. But this was the first time they were able to just cheer and enjoy the race. Derek and his wife Courtney were attending their first ever biking event. Although they thought it was intense, I think they enjoyed seeing what Darrin works so hard for almost everyday.
(Left: Jamie, Courtney, Derek, Brenda, Craig, Darrin, and Lynn)
Ginger...over heated, but thanks to Brenda, quickly recovered and enjoyed most of the race from her lap in the shade.
Excitement...and a photo finish! I guess I really got excited when Darrin was battling it out with Brian Matter (1st) and Mark LaLonde (3rd). But who wouldn't be excited with a sprint to the end like that. And I must say I am super stoked for Darrin to have come in second among two riders that he has looked up to over the past few years. I know a win is not far off for Darrin and I can't wait!!
(Photos Courtesy of Christine C. and Amy D.)