After missing Week 2 with a nearly fatal case of manflu, I managed to break free of my fever dream and attend the penultimate Week 3 of 4 of the Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins. In light of the Week 1 debacle of shooting a sporting event held underground sans actual flash I procured one for this week. Unfortunately, I it simply proved I have no idea what I’m doing but was capable of capturing a larger percentage of images in order to truly hammer home that point.

Turnout seemed to have increased from the previous weeks with the C race completely filled. I have to admit, the beginners are by far my favorite to shoot because there’s such a diverse group of people and ages who love bikes and want to try racing for the first time. But by far my favorite was the girl rocking the mini-Felt road bike. The Bug was super stoked to see another younger girl out there and kept trying to get shots of her. Possibly the genesis of her getting into the faster side of riding bikes in the future. Guess I should hang onto that Sysmex machine after all…

As always, big thanks to the Crystal City BID and CXHairs Team for organizing these evenings and putting yet another event in #BikeDC’s ever growing bike culture. Also thanks to Vornado for letting everyone do weird stuff in their basement.

Enough of this, here’s my shitty shots.

Cat B / Killer B’s

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Cat C / Beginner Race/ Race of the Future

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3INRNG cap in the wild!

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3Hip hop Herret!

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3Sol’s dog luh Rapha. Taste so goed.

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3Saint Hairs running races, fixing race bibs…

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3A Rapha wearer, a punk rock show, and an underground bike race walk into a bar…

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3YAAASSS.

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3Travis doing his best #ANKERFACE.

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3WTFKits showing the kids some questionable content.

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3This guy took the award voor de gnaarliest crash.

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3That ain’t no 80s splatter paint.

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3High-speed shaka brah!!

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3Anytime’s a goed time voor Braap Sabbath.

 A Brief Interlude on the way to the next shot spot—AKA PieJinx

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3After discussing the wonders of Acme Sol’s Oatmeal Cream Pies with WTFKits, I made an instant beeline voor het pies and made a purchase.

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3It turns out I purchased the laatste one. WTFKits laments.

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3Sol has a consolation prize. Kits sez: “WTF?!”

Back to the Race

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3This is my finishing shot of @smoketoink. Let’s not discuss the real shot…

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3

Crystal City Wednesday Night Spins - Week 3Het einde.

  • Ginger

    I wasn’t there, but I have a great idea now of what the event is all about.