On Thursday, May 8, 2014, I accompanied my friends Ian Gielar and Connor Reardon to the Buffalo Crit Series at Larkin Square in Buffalo, N.Y. I started racing my freshmen year for the RIT Cycling Club in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) and even qualified for Nationals last year and was listed as "a serious dark horse threat." Making school work and photojournalism my priority, I didn't race this season. However, looking to reconnect with some friends and be immersed in bike culture once again, I jumped at the opportunity to photograph this race. I really enjoyed hanging out with Ian and Connor and we shared memories from past seasons. I even had the chance to teach Ian a little about audio recording with my zoom recorder and shotgun microphone.