Redlands Bicycle Classic
Sunday was the last day of the annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. This is a three day event with several different races, including one that is cross country of over 90 miles. The RBC is the longest running, continuously running invitational professional stage bicycle race in America. One of the last events is the Men's Criterion, a circuit race in downtown Redlands. This race give lots of opportunity to photograph it, as the riders race the .65 mile circuit for a 50 minute period.
I went out to shoot, but was late leaving the house, and I just grabbed my camera and left--no bag, one camera, one lens--my 18 - 400 mm lens. After I got downtown and turned on my camera, I discovered the battery was completely dead. Darn! So I whipped out my cell phone, which was quite inadequate to accomplish what I had in mind. As a result, I got a lot of not very good shots of the racers. I am posting this one primarily because of the temperature sign on the Provident Bank building. Yesterday was the first day in 2019 that the temps got up to 75 degrees, and this sign shows 89 degrees. For those of you in northern regions (sorry!), this has been a cooler-than-usual winter here, and was remarkable, even on the news, that we got up to 75 degrees!