Saturday was the kickoff for John's road bike racing season with a strong start at the Folsom Criterium. Since the race venue was just two hours away, we drove down early Saturday morning to Folsom, CA.
I think he felt pretty good that day because he was off the front a few times.
After that there was one more race in the Men's Cat 3/4 and Masters 35+, this time with several more of his teammates. It was a fast loop, equally exciting to watch as it would be to compete. When it was all said and done, John finished 4th place after slowing down to avoid a crash between to other riders. Not bad considering there were 85 riders competing for the podium. John always says the best part about racing is when it's over. That's when the stress is gone and you realize how much fun it was.
Afterwards we went to eat at a place called Dos Coyotes which is in a little shopping mall right next to the race location.
There are more photos of the 2012 Folsom Criterium Bike Race on my Picasa Web Album. I have videos of the finish I hope to upload soon.