Thursday, May 9, 2013

Giro Day Five: Multi Tasking at 44 kph

Riders in the peleton are capable of many different feets, many of them at the same time.  The rider for Team Venezuela is eating while he is putting on a rain vest, don't forget that he is also riding along in a group of over two hundred cyclist at roughly 44 kilometers per hour.  Stage 5 plagued the riders with heavy down pours and bright sun, with everything inbetween, it felt like they were constantly changing clothes and trying to eat enough to keep up their energy.  A cyclist while burn 6,000 calories in an average stage so eating enough is a constant challenge.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard create with Richeson Company cake watercolors, brushes and papers.  This painting, and all of the works in the series, are available on my artist web site, just follow the direct link at the end of the post.