Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Rick Hansen Relay

The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay rolled through my part of town today and I went to check it out. And wouldn't you know it, local boy and crowd favorite, Paul Tracy, just happened to be running that leg of the relay. What a coincidence! OK, maybe not, he may of been the reason I was there in the first place.
The relay hand off was supposed to take place at a local McDonalds near where I live. So as I'm standing there with various news crews, waiting for them to arrive, the relay motorcade blows by us and we all realize that we are at the wrong McDonalds. Everyone piles into their cars and take off after the motorcade. Since they had a police escort and we didn't, they were able to get ahead of us at the red light and just as they had passed through the intersection, the longest funeral procession I have ever seen, comes along going the opposite direction.
So unfortunately I was unable to get Paul's arrival, but I did get him blowing by me in the motorcade.
And I did manage to get a shot or two of the Relay Medal hand-off.

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