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Saturday, May 15, 2010

the 2010 Amgen Tour of California

there will be plenty of ProTour racing excitement in California beginning tomorrow. unfortunately, Jen and i will not be attending this year's edition- too many things shaping up on the home front and a summer season that is already booked full of events and activities of our own.

and yes, probably some racing, too.

not to steal the limelight from the big guys, here's an image from the last time Jen and i were able to make it out to Cal to enjoy some of the action on and near her home turf:

a soggy pelican climbs Trinity grade near Santa Rosa where Jen's mom lives. that's me in the green rain jacket and the image credit goes to Jen. this is probably one of my favorite images of me not on or near a bike or racing.

this is also one of my favorite areas for riding both road and mountain bike as the terrain and scenery are fantastic. and i can tell you from experience, this is a very difficult climb, indeed. the race will be approaching from the Napa side this year, and the profile is even more severe when riding from that direction.

i'm looking forward to lots of great racing action, and hopefully an on-the-ground report or two and some photos from our NorCal correspondent as well.

stay tuned for more.

1 comment:

  1. Hope to see some of those "on the ground" photos. It's going to be a good one.