It was another wild and wooly evening out at Dufferin Grove last night. Did I mention that it was snowing?
Notwithstanding the valiant efforts of the Zamboni, by the time the first heat started, there was already a layer of snow on the ice, and all other horizontal surfaces.
It was cat and mouse the whole time between these two riders. About four laps from the end of the 25 lap race, they crashed, and the eventual winner, Linda, was able to remount her bike just a little quicker, and she won by a little under a quarter lap.
You can see the last couple of laps of the men’s race, along with some footage of the women’s race in this video.
The final heat was the rubber race. My this time, I had lost a lot of feeling in my hands, and I took off for home, with the sounds of the crowded cheering on the racers, and reacting to the chaos on the ice.
Sorry about the variable quality of some photos. I actually sent the best of them over to Dandyhorse. You can see them here.
All the photos are posted to Flickr here.
The Star has a nice writeup here.
There is another account of the evening http://rusticscribe.posterous.com/studley-do-right.
Tino has posted photos from the after party here.
Some really nice photos in NOW magazine here.
My report from last year is here.