The 33rd annual Watsonville Criterium snakes through tight, twisting streets…
Climbs a short hill …
And swings back down to the flats.
The Cat. 5 race.
Sprinting for the line.
15 laps to go.
No time to smell the roses.
A family watches from the shade of their garage.
Others set up chairs in their driveways and yards.
Sometimes just a glance at the racers sweating it out around the course can be enough to tire you out.
Small entrepreneurs wrestle a mobile lemonade stand into position near the finish line.
Warm sun and hard racing.