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Terrapin Twilight Criterium

Georgia and her friend Winnie, who happens to live across the street with her boyfriend, went to New York last week for a class trip of sorts with the MFA photography folks at UGA. So Andrew, Winnie’s boyfriend, and I decided we would check out the Terrapin Twilight Criterium that was happening downtown. The Fuji X-100’s battery was out of juice so I decided to lug the ol’ D700 down to the race and I’m really glad I did.

Andrew recently started working at Terrapin so we had a chance to get up close and personal with the men’s pro race. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to shoot an event like this so it was a blast to shake the dust off and find some nice moments, action and community engagement with the race. Having the 35mm on the camera, no other lenses with me and no strobe was pleasantly limiting in what I could shoot.

Kudos to Andrew for bein’ the man and getting us awesome access.

Kevin Mullervy, of Champion System p/b Stan’s NoTubes, throws his arms up as he crosses the finish line to win the men's pro race of the Terrapin Twilight Critirium bike race in Athens, Ga. Saturday April 27. Mullervy won with a time of 1:39:32 and Carlos Alzate (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) followed 22 seconds behind for second and Frank Travieso (Team SmartStop-Mountain Khakis) followed 24 seconds behind for third.

Kevin Mullervy, of Champion System p/b Stan’s NoTubes, throws his arms up as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s pro race of the Terrapin Twilight Critirium bike race in Athens, Ga. Saturday April 27. Mullervy won with a time of 1:39:32 and Carlos Alzate (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) followed 22 seconds behind for second and Frank Travieso (Team SmartStop-Mountain Khakis) followed 24 seconds behind for third.

Kevin Mullervy, of Champion System p/b Stan’s NoTubes, tags a drag from his water bottle with his teammates after he won the Terrapin Twilight Critirium bike race in Athens, Ga. Saturday April 27. Mullervy won with a time of 1:39:32 and Carlos Alzate (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) followed 22 seconds behind for second and Frank Travieso (Team SmartStop-Mountain Khakis) followed 24 seconds behind for third.

Kevin Mullervy, of Champion System p/b Stan’s NoTubes, celebrates with his teammates after h won the Terrapin Twilight Critirium bike race in Athens, Ga. Saturday April 27. Mullervy won with a time of 1:39:32 and Carlos Alzate (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) followed 22 seconds behind for second and Frank Travieso (Team SmartStop-Mountain Khakis) followed 24 seconds behind for third.

Kevin Mullervy, of Champion System p/b Stan’s NoTubes, celebrates with his teammates after h won the Terrapin Twilight Critirium bike race in Athens, Ga. Saturday April 27. Mullervy won with a time of 1:39:32 and Carlos Alzate (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) followed 22 seconds behind for second and Frank Travieso (Team SmartStop-Mountain Khakis) followed 24 seconds behind for third.

 

Beers are walked across the track of the Terrapin Twilight bike race in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Beers are walked across the track of the Terrapin Twilight bike race in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators watch on as the women's pro race tears down East Washington Street during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators watch on as the women’s pro race tears down East Washington Street during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators sit on a wall and wait for the start of the pro men's race of the Terrapin Twilight bike race in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators sit on a wall and wait for the start of the pro men’s race of the Terrapin Twilight bike race in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators in the Terrapin VIP area take pictures and video of the competitors at the starting line of the men's pro race during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators in the Terrapin VIP area take pictures and video of the competitors at the starting line of the men’s pro race during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators in the Terrapin VIP area take pictures and video of the competitors at the starting line of the men's pro race during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators in the Terrapin VIP area take pictures and video of the competitors at the starting line of the men’s pro race during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators in the Terrapin VIP area take pictures and video of the competitors at the starting line of the men's pro race during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators in the Terrapin VIP area take pictures and video of the competitors at the starting line of the men’s pro race during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Riders in the men's pro race wait at the starting line to take off during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Riders in the men’s pro race wait at the starting line to take off during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Riders in the men's pro race come one lap closer to the finish during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Riders in the men’s pro race come one lap closer to the finish during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Riders in the men's pro race come one lap closer to the finish during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Riders in the men’s pro race come one lap closer to the finish during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

A spectator keeps time as riders in the pro men's bike race fly by during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

A spectator keeps time as riders in the pro men’s bike race fly by during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators take photos of the pro men's race during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Spectators take photos of the pro men’s race during the Terrapin Twilight Criterium in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Parents of an Athens local in the men's pro race of the Terrapin Twilight Criterium watch on in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Parents of an Athens local in the men’s pro race of the Terrapin Twilight Criterium watch on in Athens, Ga. Saturday, April 27.

Added at 3:01 pm on May 5, 2013, by . Filed under Feature, gallery, sports