I was riding laps around the park a few weeks ago, and someone on a very nice carbon bike pulled up alongside and asked if I'd ever thought about racing. I paused, considered my all-steel bike, and politely declined. I haven't been able to shake that conversation since. This past Saturday, I decided to venture uptown to 122nd and Riverside with my camera to watch a race in the blistering cold! I should also mention that this is the first bike race I've ever been to. I plan on going to many more. Maybe one day I'll be the one racing.