Saturday, May 30, 2009

Edinburgh Day 2

The plan today was to take it easy and stay off my feet. That translated to continuous walking from 11am until 5pm. Edinburgh is just too neat to sit around for too long in any one spot...and the weather was spectacular - warm and sunny. 

I met the Hoopers again for dinner, which was a nice balance to the day. I had the luxury of setting my own schedule during the day AND good company for dinner. 

Erin knew about a crit race in the old town that we walked to after dinner. We caught the second half of the cat 2/3 race and, by then, the pack was shattered into bits and it was tough to figure out who was in the lead and who was chasing. That didn't make it any less entertaining to watch; the cobblestones and steep hills required intense efforts by all. 
The cat 2/3s were followed by a commuter challenge race. Racers donned business attire and rode those folding bikes with the tiny wheels. Quality entertainment. 
We missed the final race, the elites, on account of a desire to get some sleep before the big race. What we did catch was awesome and was something that I would have missed had I not had a local connection. 

2 Comments:

Blogger midweek said...

Ya, the Nocturne series is cool! Too bad you missed David Millar taking the win in the Pro race!!

June 3, 2009 at 1:36:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Hoop said...

Alright, am I the only one who wants to see the Edinburgh race report? The suspence is killing me! Stop working so hard and blog Tori!

June 9, 2009 at 5:20:00 PM MDT  

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