Friday, August 28, 2015

HHH BICYCLE RACE AND GIVEAWAY

Today's Fun Friday is a little different. No reviews or cover reveals, but a bicycle race. That's right, those two wheel bicycles are taking over the town, along with their riders and families.
2015 is the 34th annual ride of the Hotter 'N Hell Hundred. This weekend hundreds of bicycles will follow the trails to see who's the fastest.

There are a lot of other events too, such as the 13 mile Wee-Chi-Tah Mountain Race and shorter races too.

The road I live on is the 50-mile course and it's fun to watch the riders go past. These are some pictures I took last year.


 
 
This is a more leisurely race.
I'm tired watching them.

They do have tents set up along the way for heat stroke, medication, drinks and what medical care is needed because the weather promises to live up to the name of the race.

Happy Racing.

Stay cool.

Don't forget, today is the last day to enter my Back to School Giveaway. See it here. Winners will be announced on Monday.

Happy Reading.

12 comments:

  1. Bet those guys are in really great shape. Do they have an easy race for those who aren't?

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    1. Yes, Alex, they have several smaller races. I've seen riders on bicycles built for two and bicycles with a little cart behind, the kids riding in it. Even saw a unicycle once. They're racing for fun, but the professionals are serious. It's the largest bicycle race in the US, I think, and winning it is a big deal.

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  2. They have to be in great shape to do that, I'd be dead after 10 minutes, rather walk any day.

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    1. Yes, Pat, they are in great shape. I've seen riders practicing on the streets during the summer to prepare for the race. And the weather's always hot. I don't know how they do it.

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  3. I think biking would be an awesome way to spend the weekend -- in OCTOBER!! I can't imagine people doing it in the summer heat. They're tougher than I am, that's for sure. Have a great weekend, Beverly!

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    1. I agree, Lexa. August in Texas is much too hot. But then if the weather were cooler, they'd have to change the name of the race. :) They're peddling past my house at this moment.

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  4. Fun! Looks like a beautiful area to be biking.

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    1. It is nice, Karin, but only part of the race, the 50 mile race. The 100 milers take a different route. They're the pros that are really serious.

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  5. I am always in awe of people who can do things like that for so long! I walk three miles every day on my treadmill in an air-conditioned room and feel worn out!

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    1. Three miles is good, Stephanie. I walk around our pasture and down to the pond, not sure how far that is. The air conditioner works for me too. :)

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  6. Looks like you get a nice view of the race from your house. I like to ride a bike, but not in a race, and not when it is really hot. So- I guess this isn't the event for me. :) Hope it won't be too hot for the racers!
    ~Jess

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    1. It is fun to watch the bicyclists, Jess. I think most of them were finished by noon, so the temp was only in the low 90s. I haven't heard who won yet, but haven't turned on the TV.

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