Today was the finale of the Colorado Classic Bike Race.
Luckily, the track went around the corner of my studio on Walnut Street so when I heard the whistle and sirens of the approaching racers, I could step outside and watch them. After 7 laps, four of the riders broke away from the pack and at the end, Travis McCabe from the United Healthcare team won the sprint.
But as I was watching the race, I was again reminded that bike racers race in teams and those teams are denoted by the color of their jerseys. So, watching the peloton (the pack) race by, I could easily pick out which team was in the front or lagging at the back. It made the race much more interesting to watch even though they raced by in a blur.
Color has a very large effect in our lives, our emotions, and our perceptions. Watching this race just made me think more about this topic.
I know I love to wear jewel colors because they make me happy. How does color affect you?
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!