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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Original Post - May 3, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
It's coming up. Soon.

Anyone going to get out and watch? I love this event (and the one in Co) and enjoy keeping tabs on it.

Anyone know if there is a live stream of the stages?
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
May 3, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
I think universal sports does a live stream, not sure though
pc

climber
May 3, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Nope.

I'm done with road cycling...The sport f*#k'd themselves and their fans.

The cycle track season is about to start up here in Seattle...I'm all about the track now. I never could keep up on the hills anyway, too big. But give me a skinny hill guy to sprint against and yeah baby! ;)

Cheers,
pc
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
May 3, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
I wrote most of the official spectator program for the race. There should be what's called the 'Tour Tracker' which is the video feed with a bit of commentary. Not sure what the URL will be but, you can get it from the official Amgen Tour of California website. About the last two hours of the race will be shown on the NBC Sports Network each day.

I am currently in Azerbaijan covering the Tour of Azerbaijan. Here is a pointer to my latest report:

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/page/latest-news/?id=95441
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Thanks. I found the tour tracker app for my iPad. Hopefully there's running commentary.

I watched the tour of CO last summer on their app, the coverage and commentary was great.

Hopefully this will be the same.

Love me some cycling, though I don't participate. I grew up in a roadie family, summer vacations were watching the TDF en France.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 3, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
I'm done with road cycling...The sport f*#k'd themselves and their fans.
Did you stop celebrating Xmas when you found out there was no Santa? Most sports are and have been doped up for a long time. Why the naive belief that only cycling was pure?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
Didn't Eddie Merckz do speed?

Didn't the early tour participants share bota bags of wine?

The sport is effed with drugs, and has been for a loooong time.

I still enjoy it though.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
May 3, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
The Santa Barbara to Avila Beach leg is local for me so I'll check it out on that day. It will actually go right by my kids' school.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 3, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
I'm jazzed! The Amjen (first leg I think) starts and ends right where I work at Nomad Ventures, Escondido, CA.

I work that day, Mother's Day 5/12 (there is no justice in this world). If you are out there come and say howdy at the store. Exciting! lynnie
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
May 3, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Yup those track guys are clean.
Modesto Mutant

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
May 4, 2013 - 12:04am PT
I always watch it when it comes through Santa Cruz but alas there's no stage here this year. I do love it though, the teams, the courses, the cool bikes. And I have a couple of former students who ride in the tour so that's cool.
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
May 4, 2013 - 01:06am PT

To be a winner a real winner you really have to want to beat the other guy really really bad!

This. Is the Devil Talk'in.

ANY competition between you and anyone else IS the Devil.

I'm NO better than you, and your no better than me.

I'm only better today then I was yesterday. Or maybe not?
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
May 4, 2013 - 02:12am PT
I will be out on my bike riding on at least one stage. Pretty excited.


Oh, and anybody who thinks there is more issues with PEDs in cycling than there is with football, baseball or olympic sports is kidding themselves... cycling just has more international scrutiny and people willing to charge major athletes. Most testing programs are designed to enable athletes to cheat the system. Don't watch sports or get over it and try to enjoy yourself.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Woot! Time to watch cycling at its best!

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 10, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
Saw some of the real deal people and their teams today. Fun! Join us in Esco. Cheers, lynnie
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 10, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
First Stage here in Esco!

Will be out on the course fur sure!
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
May 12, 2013 - 10:07am PT
Given that the temps for the next couple of days are going to be hot, it will be interesting to watch how it affects the race tactics.

Tomorrow's stage into Palm Springs with have more then a few faces looking like overly ripe cabernet grapes, sweatin in the sun.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 12, 2013 - 10:23am PT
The shape that roads in there will be a few loose teeth by the end of that stage as well.
crøtch

climber
May 12, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
good finish
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 12, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
Phil thought they were in the desert today ( Escondido ). He won't know what to think tomorrow, when they get to the real desert.
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