|Charmaine and the Normal Bikes|
To dispel these ignorant notions, an event showcasing velomobiles came to Portland Oregon in July. Roll over America was a coast-to-coast velocade. Basically, a whole mess of velomobiles lit out from Portland with the grand ambition of arriving in Washington DC in about a month's time. And they did it.
We rode over to Wisconsin Avenue to get a closer look and were delighted to see one velomobile after another cruise up from M Street. The riders were clearly punped up as they rode the final mile of their cross country trek. After taking several pictures, Charmaine and I mounted our trusty steeds and gave chase. I was expecting the velomobiles to crawl up the hill to Reservoir Road. If the riders were laboring from their efforts they showed no signs of it.
|Bethesda Velo Groupies|
|I Felt Like I Was Part of the Velo Borg at This Light|
|Roll over America Finalists|
We all enjoyed congratulating the velo riders and taking copious pictures of the finale. Fantastic job to all the participants and their support crew.