The Brompton Folding Competition took place after the Championship Race. Groups of 10 competed eliminator-style until only one remained. I was in the second group of ten, still not quite recovered from the race (excuses). I wasn't comfortable with the way my bike folded because it wasn't as stable with my rack removed (again, excuses!). I was eliminated unceremoniously in the first round. However, this did allow me to focus on taking a bunch of video!
My friend Todd was in the next round. He kept going...and going... and going until the was the last man standing! Here's his progress thoughout the competition:
Todd's opening preliminary round
Second preliminary round
Third preliminary round (knocking off Beckie Alexander, the women's race winner)
Todd head-to-head with our good friend Melissa
Finals - opening round
Finals - Second round
The last three
|Folding contest podium|
|Animated GIF that Google+ automagically made for me.|
Bryan loses after some friendly smack talk towards Francie.
Ross, a Brompton rep, throws down the gauntlet against Spencer, the men's race second place finisher and the US representative to the World Championships.