|Climbing out of the Rock Creek Valley.|
Skyline Blvd. traverses the crests of the NW Tuality mountains. Over the years, sub-urban development has turned rural nature into public
|Griffin and his Dad.|
Loreful, though this old training road is, it is also now infested with cars. This neighborhood is known for its many cycling casualties. Statistically it is the lone rider dutifully tucked over in the gutter at on the edge of the road who gets knocked out by a passing truck mirror like the slowest gazelle get snatched up by the hungry lion.
|John Hilde lives for Skyline.|
If racers saw what we see in the rear-view mirror, they might be shocked by how fast drivers fly up behind.
Between vehicles of different size, shape, and speed, the tension on those roads is palpable.
So the question begs to be asked, "where does an inner city cycling team go to get 50 miles and a sprint?"
|Brendan and Ryan separate themselves when the road ascends.|