Katy opted out of the race so she was the official sparkler starter. The sparklers were duct-taped onto the rear down-stays jutting outward. Once lit, my bike would look like it was fueled by the sparks (briefly) and would look wicked at night!
The race whistle went. The guys took off as I stood there waiting. Bummer - the sparklers were not lighting in the cold weather. Finally, I dashed off passing a few guys though got caught in major bottlenecks around twisty corners.
|Bright light to DARK - photo R. Haskell|
|Cape all messed up, goofy sword on my helmet - photo R. Haskell|
|racing through xmas lights - photo R.Haskell|
Despite the faulty sparklers, I managed to get the best lit bike award with Ed stating "she was a hazard to herself and others"!