Brompton US Championships
Jackets and ties were required at the Brompton US Championship. Riders of these foldable British bikes took part in a race along the Anacostia River, from Congressional Cemetery to RFK, with the winner getting a trip to England and a chance to compete in the Brompton World Championship. The race began with a Le Mans-style start where the cyclists had run to their bikes and unfold them before they began three loops around the course. There were two spills, one at the beginning of the race and a spectacular wipe-out when a guy tried to grab a beer while pedaling full-speed. That was ill-advised.
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