Due to some technical difficulties and a lot of procrastinating, I'm only now putting up my post on attending the Red Bull Soapbox Derby. I apologize if I held you in suspense although you should've found a bunch other posts on the derby by now. My pictures just add the cyclists' perspective.
|The man with the microphone is Rev. Joesph Lowry and Congressman John Lewis is beside him.|
|A good crowd came out for this speech/building dedication.|
|The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition helped out a lot of cyclist with their valet parking and cold water.|
|As you can see, the heat didn't deter the multitudes.|
|This is a mousetrap car and the mouse is the driver.|
|I don't think I knew what the theme of this car was at the time.|
|It wiped out in splashy fashion at the end of the course.|
|The judges appreciated the dramatic finish.|
|These men rode for a charity that donated suits to the needy and helped them find jobs.|
|The judges appreciated the good cause behind the team.|
|I forgot what this was.|
I guess it's nice to hang out with thousands of people and shout and clap at funny things whizzing pass you so I counted it as a good day. Good vibes abounded, my bike was safely locked to a nearby fence, and there were a few food trucks around had I wanted to make a day of it; I didn't. I got there towards the end anyway and I prefer the better prices of the Trader Joe's close to the park. At TJ's I saw one of the participants in the Great Atlanta Bicycle Parade. He still had his bird on his shoulder, but he had a different bike. I wish I had asked him to pose for a picture.