Last Saturday, five MIT cyclists (well, four cyclists + one alumna) headed to South Boston to volunteer at a kid’s bike rodeo. The event was designed to teach kids and parents about bike safety, handling, mechanical tips, proper helmet-wearing, and how to steal the wheel of a good lead-out train (joke).
It was organized by our fearless and incredibly hard-working coach, Nicole Freedman, who happens also to be the City of Boston’s bike tsarina. Everybody had a good time, and I am pretty sure I met one 5-year-old named Benjamin who will win the national cyclocross championship in…2022. Stay tuned, I suppose.
Anyway, pictures of the event are up on our Flickr page (which you can also preview to your right).
Check out this picture of MIT alum Ariel Herrmann putting the hurt on Floyd Landis.
Witness the fitness—literally and figuratively: the MIT cycling team now has its own Flickr photostream. In terms of social-media-hipness, we are still sucking the wheel of the White House.
Already it has photos by Kenny Cheung, Nader Shaar, Nick Loomis, and Matt Blackburn.
UPDATED 5/5: As you can (hopefully) see, thanks to the FlickrRSS plugin, the latest six photos from the team’s photostream now appear at the top right of the blog.
In this shot, you can clearly see an unstoppable locomotive coming straight at the camera.
There’s also a CSX freight train.
Thanks to David Quinn for pointing this photo out.
Courtesy of the Delaware team.
Highlights: an annoyed-looking José in the road race and Martha not pulling somebody in the crit.
(Warning: there are some painful photos of the pace moto’s unpleasant-looking crash on the off-camber turn in the criterium.)
Thanks to Michael Hamilton for these. (He’s the one on the right in the photo below.)