Pleasures & Perils of Bicycle Race Escorts
If you've ever seen Lance racing in the Tour (it's televised daily on OLN) -- or any pro bicycle race for that matter -- you've no doubt noticed motorcycles zipping around taking pictures, carrying wheels, acting as water wagons and generally supporting the whole show -- it's amazing how many petrochemicals need to be burned to support the riders, and how deft the drivers must be.
Fred Rau was lucky enough to be Sammarye Lewis' -- Lance's official photo biographer -- driver at the USA Pro Tour's Redlands Classic near Los Angeles. It's an interesting tale, so check it out MOFOs.
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