And, sitting in the middle of the crowd and the frenzy, this young man was reading a book. I always like when people just do their thing.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Gastown Grand Prix
A few quick sketches from the Gastown Grand Prix, a couple weeks ago. "Quick" is the word - this is a full-speed bicycle race around the cobbled streets of Gastown, not the funky little event I was expecting. The participants are professional cyclists, including Olympic medal winners, they are fast, and there are a lot of them - 60+ in the women's race and 100+ in the men's. The old brick paving rattles and roars as the herd goes by the huge crowd lining the route. It was a very exciting place to draw, and probably the biggest challenge since I drew at the horse races a few years ago. At least here, you get 30 or 40 tries at the blur of riders as they do laps in the race.