I went to the Red Hook Crit last weekend with my team to run the 5k. We made a strong showing, and I’m so proud of everyone. Most importantly, we all had a good time. A huge thanks to all of my friends cheering throughout the course. It really does help :) Also, a big shout out to my pare Geb, who pulled me along when I was fading. I just tried to stay on his shoulder like we practice at the track. It worked.
I have an affinity for track bikes and for racing in general, so after our team ran, I was really excited for the crit. I’ve seen videos from last year and other crits, but nothing could have prepared me for how exciting it is in person. I originally planned to take still pictures, but as soon as I walked in and saw the action, I switched my camera to video mode. This video is a quick edit of the footage and photos from my camera, the team’s instagram, and some awesome photos from Ben Ko. Nothing fancy, just a rough edit. I’ve come to realize that if I don’t cut footage together, it just goes away to rot on my Drobo (redundantly).