Last year when I finally made some trips to Red Hook, to visit Fairway and Steve's Key Lime Pie, I drove past the Cruise Ship Terminal but there doesn't seem to be a way to get inside, at least not without raising suspicion from the authority. I want to see what it's like inside, but it seems I would have to book a cruise trip to do so. Money is tight, so the next best thing was to volunteer for the event. I signed up to be course marshal for the 5K races, which was scheduled from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
The day of the event it rained all day, at times heavily. The foot races were re-scheduled to happen after the bike race. I saw the notice but didn't interpret it correctly and arrived too early, with some time to kill. I got to see more of the area and part of the bike race. I took some photos of the track before the race started then recorded a short clip of the men's bikes as they zoomed by. I was a bit lost as to where on the course I would be but was eventually given a vest and a flag and stationed near the Terminal Building. My job was to keep people off the course and, if needed, guide the runners, but it was a looped course so the runners quickly knew where to go. Most stayed closed to the curb on their left, to hug the curve when they had to turn 180° around. There was only one guy who ran onto the course with a bottle to cheer his girl, perhaps. As I approached him, a security guard already shouted to him to get off the course.
I can now cross the Cruise Ship Terminal off my exploration map. I plan to re-visit the area during the day another day to see the place without all the track hardware.
|Welcome To Brooklyn.|
|The Women's Crit.|
|It is natural for Fairway to be a sponsor of the event.|
|Ass Savers! For $5, you could have these Ass Savers "raincoat", just a rectangular sheet with a hole cut-out for the face to stick out, it looked kinda ridiculous.|