Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/17

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Subject: [Leica] SF Pro Bicycle Race
From: oliverbryk at (Oliver)
Date: Fri Sep 17 13:09:35 2004

On Sunday 09/12/04 San Francisco hosted the last T-Mobile Pro Bicycle Race
of the season. I was pleasantly surprised at the huge turnout of
enthusiastic fans. I saw the crowd only in the vicinity of the starting line
at the Ferry Building; the local TV coverage showed crowds all along the
challenging route which included some of our steepest hills. Lace Armstrong
withdrew at the last moment because of an injury. This race wasn't merely an
event, it was an EVENT, complete with nearly 100 booths displaying and
selling everything from bicycle hardware to sports drinks, power food, and
of course bicycle fashions. The pro photographers were uniformly weighed
down with huge lenses attached to camera-like contraptions with umbilicals
connected to god knows what hung from their belts, arms, and backs. I posted
a few snapshots, made on Agfa Optima 200 with M6, Summicron 35mm and Elmarit
24mm at:

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