The start of the race is sometime the most stressful and exciting. They're close and they're all piled up trying to get around the first corner but BOTH wheels are on the ground.
Sometimes it seems that the start is the only time they are on the ground.
They just keep flying through the air. "With the greatest of cheese" as one little boy used to say.
I just noticed this - we raced here in mid-August and those trees are starting to turn!!!
I swear, his wheels HAVE to be on the ground sometimes because you can't jump unless they are.
While it almost looks like he jumped over the flagger, it does give some perspective of how high in the air he actually is.
Oops. He jumped into a tree and I lost him.