We met our friends, Chris, Amy and their kiddos at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland to watch the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic Criterium. This is just one of many that they have on their schedule. These races are always fun to watch and this one did not disappoint. These guys had to climb some serious hills and do it fast. The race lasted 90 minutes, I would have keeled over on the first lap! If you live in the Portland area and are interested in seeing a race sometime, check the BikePortland.org blog.
We were sitting just around the corner from the starting line. This group stayed packed up like this for pretty much the entire race. There were a few that fell back from the pack but not as many as I expected.A shot of the cyclists zooming past us as we sat enjoying the evening and our picnic dinner.
These last two shots were taken across the way from where we were sitting so I could get a shot of the group coming up the hill (thanks for the tip Chris!). They had 2 or 3 laps left to go at this point.