3-31-12: Cigar City Brewing Criterium & Street Festival - Downtown Tampa
Downtown Tampa's streets would serve as the backdrop to some exciting racing along a fantastic food filled event showcase. For some riders the race course would serve as a reminder that flying down narrow streets is the perfect recipe for disaster and there were several wrecks. Some sent chills down my spine. Why the race course organizers would ever allow Polk street to be part of the course just baffles my mind. But possibly in their defense there may have just been no alternative. But really, railroad tracks! I mean come on!
Anxiously awaiting the start.
To add more hazards, it rained. Although, I thought the white markings would prove to be a real hazard they were not.
I was salivating over this portable tool set!
I wanted to sell this image on eBay. It's the the USA and Florida
An entire leg of the course contained "cobbles" - just like Europe!
They were also doing exhibitions of Bike polo and Roller Derby. Every year this event just keeps on getting better.