Monday, February 13, 2012

Project 52: Week 6

line [lahyn] noun, verb, lined, lin·ing.noun

  • a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface: a line down the middle of the page.
  • something arranged along a line, esp. a straight line; a row or series: a line of trees.
  • a number of persons standing one behind the other and waiting their turns at or for something; queue.
  • something resembling a traced line, as a band of color, a seam, or a furrow: lines of stratification in rock.
  • a furrow or wrinkle on the face, neck, etc.: lines around the eyes.
  • an indication of demarcation; boundary; limit: the county line; a fine line between right and wrong.
In third place is:
In second place:
And in first place is my photo taken at the Perth Criteriums this week. It gets first place because it is really hard to get good cycling shots- especially with the combination of camera and lens that I have! Now, the reason it fits in with this weeks theme is outlined below.

A criterium, is a bike race held on a short course often run on closed-off city center streets. Race length can be determined by a number of laps or total time. The winner is the first rider to cross the finish line without having been "lapped." Success in road criteriums requires a mix of good technical skills — in particular, the ability to corner smoothly while "holding your line" on the road, as well as rapidly and sharply — and riding safely with a large group on a short circuit and exceptional "sprint" ability to attack other riders and repeatedly accelerate hard from corners.

So there we have it... this photo shows the riders "holding their line" as they take the corner. What isn't clear from this photo is just how fast they are actually taking this corner! Stay tuned for next week's photos, the topic is "time".

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