Last year the Baddlands Cycling Club posted quite a few finish line videos from the Twilight Series. This year, they have only posted two, but they are poetry in motion. Actually, it reminds me of the comments from people watching rowing, who say the sport is "beautiful" or "graceful." I suppose it looks like that from shore, but in the boat it is all blood, sweat and tears.
Watching these guys cross the line looks fluid and smooth, when the real-time experience at that point is mostly the edge of your limit. The finish line is a magical spot, however, since the moments before are as fast and stressful as can be with your heart rate maxed out and sucking in oxygen as fast as you can, but then literally at that magic moment it all turns off and you are flooded with an instant change - huffing and puffing to catch your breath, your heart rate dropping off quickly, your legs dead and your adrenaline spent.
Hopefully Baddlands will get up some more videos and even include the lesser lights in the C/D packs.
4/24/12 Spokane Raceway Park - A & B pack finishes
5/1/12 Corsa Brutale