Skinny tyres and speed Revisited
It’s that time again when skinny tyres and speed hit the streets of Kirra on the Gold Coast.
The Kirra Criterium took place last Saturday and, while I was out training for the Great Vic, I stopped to watch the first race of the event.
A criterium is a short course race that involves multiple laps around a defined circuit. For the Kirra Criterium, a 1.2 kilometre circuit was created on the Kirra Beach esplanade along Musgrave Street. Each race involved riding for 35 minutes plus two laps.
As different as racing bikes are from my style of riding, which is slower and more leisurely, I find it exciting to watch these talented cyclists speed past on their skinny tyres.
Here’s a short video of what I saw: