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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.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 12, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
First time I've ever been live at the end of a tour race. Awesome! I was on the final sharp turn to the finish line. Two riders were just ahead of the pack. The energy they exude is Awesome. Got a couple great pics.

Working Mother's Day turned out to be a blessing. The guys let me go watch the end of the race which was @ 3 blocks from the shoppe.

Cheers all! lynnie
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 12, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
And you got paid!

I've seen well over a hundred pro bike races ( there's a stage race here in Redlands here every year, the #2 guy today, Francisco Mancebo, won overall here last month ), and it never gets old!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
Tomorrow sounds like a hot one, literally and figuratively.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 12, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
Heading to Ramona

Credit: StahlBro
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 12, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Whee hoo, that was a great finish, yay Westra.

It looked like the heat was a big factor today. We'll see what happens tomorrow.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 12, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
Wondered if you were out there Dee ee.

Yo, They're almost here.....Note the two front runners.
Yo, They're almost here.....Note the two front runners.
Credit: LL LL


First two around the last curve and headed to the short finish line !!...
First two around the last curve and headed to the short finish line !!!
Credit: LL LL


Rest of the front pack.
Rest of the front pack.
Credit: LL LL


Hope you enjoy. Wish we could generate more crowd numbers. This thing rocks. But I did talk to several organizers after their meeting tonight and they said they were delighted with the support our little city of Escondido gave them.


Loving the pure energy cycling emits. Fun time.
Loving the pure energy cycling emits. Fun time.
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wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 12, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
Great first stage ,It is a good look at so cal .Great photos /\
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
May 12, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
I'm taking the day off to watch them come through the lovely towns of Palmdale and Lancaster !!!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 12, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Interesting and bike related.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2321942/The-British-engineer-really-HAS-reinvented-wheel-Loopwheels-abandons-spokes-springs.html?ico=sciencetech^headlines
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 12, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Thanks for the share TGT. Miss climbing with yo. Howdy to Phyllis. lynnie
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 12, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
When do you head north?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 13, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Northward about 5-7 days. Lots to do and watch up there. Cyclists doing Tioga and Sonora Passes along with skateboarders like Patrick that fly them also.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 13, 2013 - 01:41am PT
Appreciating all the reports from the field folks!

As for the urge to compete to win at any cost, it goes all the way back to the beginning, when the 1904 winner, Garin, was disqualified for allegedly taking a train during one of the stages. Here is a funny article about all of it with some interesting context:

http://huckberry.com/blog/posts/the-tour-de-france-s-first-and-most-daring-cheat

Garin claimed to have won the first TdF (1903 and apparently legitimately) by "fueling himself on quarts of red wine, oysters, and a mixture of coffee & Champagne." Now that just happens to be my exact food regimen for all kinds of training. Somehow it's not working for me, but I don't care!

Eric
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
May 13, 2013 - 09:59am PT
I wonder how many riders were hooked up to saline drips all night? All of em if they're smart.

I would venture to say today's stage will have a lot of negative racing by the bunch, once the days break gets away, they'll piano till they have to ride. But ohhh the drama that will unfold on the final climb up to the tramway.

It takes a yeoman's duty to even stand by the roadside cheering them on in temps like they'll see today.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
May 13, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Is this one of those Biker Dope Runs I heard about on Sons of Anarchy?
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
May 13, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Well they are going into some serious meth territory.
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
May 13, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
Nothing is hotter than those shaved, muscular legs~ damn well will be watching this race as well as the Giro.
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
May 13, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
I wonder how many riders were hooked up to saline drips all night? All of em if they're smart.

IV's are no longer allowed under the current anti-doping rules.
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