Thursday, February 26, 2009

UFO or Unidentified Flying Calistoga Cyclocross Bike Racer

A teammate emailed this photo of me at the 2nd day of the Cincinnati UCI-3 day Weekend in Mddletown.  At first I thought, cool that's a nice photo of me, at least something good came out of my crappy showing in the Masters race.  Then, like most bike racers do, I wonderered how buff my legs look close up, so I zoomed in the photo and it revealed a Calistoga rider with his bike upside down and his arm halfway into the sand pit.  
I zoomed in again, last photo in series, and still don't know who that is.  
Since Calistoga riders are usually at the front of the pack, I'm guessing this sand wreck happened early in the race, because I later flatted and had a near death experience with overheating late in the race.  Leave a comment and let me know who that is and what the heck happened.


Anonymous said...

LOL!! I took that picture!!

you can see more from that day at:

Joe Biker said...

Thanks for the link to the other photos, my teammate just happened to come across it on the web. Thanks for not minding me posting it. Nice stuff...forgot what a nice warm day it was there.

Now, we just have to figure out who's bike is hovering above the sandpit!

zanne said...

Not sure, but think it might be Mike McShane.

Anonymous said...

Its Brian Baker'

Usually if a Calistoga rider is crashing its me but not in this case.


Anonymous said...

Yep, it was me! Brian Baker. It was an easy way to make the cycling news, velonews, cxmagazine, and Best Bike Blog Ever Home page. Too much roadie in me and not enough cx I guess. The sandpit mocha didn't really hurt, but the sand in my throat, eyes, and in my groin for 45 minutes without water was quite a treat. Next year I'll try to straighten my legs out for the entry and we'll get some judges holding 10's in the background ! See you then! - Your UFC

Joe Biker said...

Thanks for solving the mystery Brian. Of course now we all want one of your helium filled team rigs that just float on air!