White Trash Sprints: an annual 4th of July celebration of summer, racing and hoodlumism
For the past 4 years, the guys over at GoMeansGo have been holding a head to sprints race to celebrate the 4th of July. Called the White Trash Sprints, it’s cycling’s version of drag racing. While a lot of us dress, and maybe genuinely are, pretty white trash, the WTS gave everyone an excuse to dress in their Wednesday worst and go riding.
Held on an old (now closed to the public) on-ramp to the 520, racing on a closed course was a nice change from the usual racing through traffic that we normally do here at alleycatlife.com. The weather was perfect with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s. Not too hot, not too cool. Just right.
The race had a captive audience of beer swilling college kids floating around in rented UW canoes below the bridge we raced on. Along with the cheers from fellow riders, racers were treated to hoots and hollers from the college kids below. A few riders even took the chance to huck themselves off the bridge into the nasty ass brown water below.
Felix won the Chrome Coveted Jersey, presented by Zach from ZLOG (a jersey that can only be obtained by winning a Chrome sponsored event) as well as what I think was a 40oz of Mickeys. Ari took first Women’s and won herself a nice little 4 pack of cheap wine.
Hey, it’s called White Trash Sprints, not Super High Class Snooty Ride.