You know how it seems like "Christmas time" comes around sooner each year? Stores start selling decorations and Black Friday ads start popping up way too soon. Well this year the Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) couldn't come soon enough. And it did when on Friday morning cyclists gathered at Campagnolo North America to join friends of Eliel Factory Team for an early roll down to Torrey Pines and back for a new type of cycling event. One that involves bikes and breakfast burritos, yes it was the Breakfast Burrito Ride (BBR)
With a few hours still left in the workday people scattered and planned to reconnect at the BWR Expo, a 2-day event held at Canyon HQ. On Friday Evening and again on Saturday participants gathered their registration packets, connected with other riders and browsed the multitude of tents from IRC Tires to Competitive Cyclist
After an evening of cheer and trepidation, we woke the next morning and headed to the start. Riders fueled up on waffles and prepared for the day. Just past 7AM the race was off, and after 3 or 4 waves we began the journey that would end up taking between 6h34m to 12h49m for the full Waffle. Wafer times ranged from 3h58m to 10h00m.
As the day went on waferers had their fair share of suffering, and wafflers grinded on.
PC: Jake Orness and Topher Riley
Looking for a proper roundup of the race results? We recommend reading the solid write up by Spencer Powlison at Velonews here.