road warriors

i'm so excited for my oldest son! he and his dad have taken off on a road trip to one of the biggest cycling events around here--the 'hotter than hell' 100 mile ride in wichita falls, texas. this shot is of their bikes loaded up in the back of the truck, ready to go. i love that cycling is an interest they share and bond over. this will be my son's longest ride to date, but he's been diligent in his training and i have no doubt he will be a total 'road warrior'!
If I remember fromsome of your other postings, your Son has been preparing for this one. He seems like a young man with dertermination and his eye on a goal to do his best. I hope all goes well, and I too think it's great for your Husband and your Son to have this in common. So many young men today miss out on that bonding, and it is so important. I wish I would have had more opportunitiy to do more of that when my Son was younger. Now I must play catch up, but I am thankful I have the opportunity to do that.
posted August 27th, 2010  
How fun! Good luck to them both--sounds like a blast (:
posted August 27th, 2010  
Is it still hot there? I was just thinking about how much harder that ride would be in the summer!
posted August 27th, 2010  
Fantastic shot!!! I hope your son has fun :)
posted August 27th, 2010  
Re; well, yuck! I hope they can ride with icepacks strapped to their heads!
posted August 27th, 2010  
Wow, very cool, wish them both well
posted August 27th, 2010  
I'm jealous :-) What a great adventure to be shared between father and son! I also love your image. I have a passion for bicycling and am always attracted to cool representations.
posted August 28th, 2010  
Wishing them both luck and lots of fun! Or as much fun as all that work in the heat can be. :) Cool shot too. :)
posted August 28th, 2010  
How Cool Is That!!!! I love doing those things..... wish I had more bonding times with my Dad.... wish both your hubby & son well!!!

btw, the shot is sooo cool....
posted August 28th, 2010  
Wonderful! Good luck to them...and I hope they have fun! No matter how they finish, the fact that they are doing it at all is an accomplishment.
posted August 28th, 2010  
cool shot - love the perspective!
posted August 28th, 2010  
Wonderful shot, Brett!! I bet your son is excited!! How cool that father and son share the same passion! ;-)
posted August 28th, 2010  
very cool shot!
posted August 28th, 2010  
what great memories they will make!! I like the way you cropped this---wonderful picture!
posted August 28th, 2010  
this pic rocks! and what memories to be made =))))))
posted August 28th, 2010  
What a neat shot!! Good luck to Scott and Sawyer!!
posted August 28th, 2010  
cool shot. best of luck to them! and it will be hotter than hades. :-(
posted August 28th, 2010  
great shot and details. Thanks for the info that your son likes crocs and alligators, I posted again one alligator for your son hopes he like it. Regards to him. :)
posted August 28th, 2010  
cool shot! And I love the cinemascope processing. Event sounds really great, congrats to your men for participating : )
posted August 28th, 2010  
Love this, great shot!
posted August 28th, 2010  
I like the picture, but not the black bars at top and bottom. Bothers me for some reason.
posted August 28th, 2010  
good luck to them.
posted August 28th, 2010  
Did they make it back okay?
posted August 28th, 2010  
What a truly fabulous photo, Brett! It just exudes a feeling of speed and power, and I hope they'll have plenty of that for their ride! I agree that forever your son will treasure the memory of this time spent with his dad and what better gift can you give a child?! Ken & our girls loved outdoor activities, and those times are their shared memories...to this day! I look forward to hearing the outcome next week!

What fun that you're just discovering our carriage rides in town! It's one of those pleasing sounds I enjoy, as we sit out back, or even at my computer, watching them go by the open window. It's pretty charming, and another of the many things I'll miss when summer's over!
posted August 28th, 2010  
UPDATE: they had a great ride! they finished in just under 5 hours, averaging 21mph. thanks everyone!
posted August 28th, 2010  
That's awesome, Brett! Wow--you must be so proud (: Congrats to them--especially in the heat
posted August 28th, 2010  
I wish them luck! They'll do great!
posted August 28th, 2010  
that's cool!
posted August 29th, 2010  
Great shot! Congrats to them! That's very impressive!
posted August 29th, 2010  
As a cyclist, I love the cycle pics!!
And what about that time - I can do 25kph average at my best. He has done nearly 34kph average. Was it very hilly?
posted August 30th, 2010  
Very cool shot!!!
posted September 2nd, 2010  
I drooled, just a little. ;)

So freaking sweet. I want.
posted January 5th, 2011  
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