AMGEN Tour of California

Can I just tell you that this is the first time that I have ever really watched a cycling event? And I love it! I have been absolutely obsessed! I never realized that I would be so interested in watching a bunch of guys on bikes, pedaling their little hearts out for 4 hours. But I have to say, it is really addicting! Especially at the end when they all sprint to the finish, yesterday, it was so close it was literally by a couple of inches. 

Anyway, I am also super excited because they are coming right here to Pasadena. On Saturday, we will be meeting up with about 30 people in Santa Clarita and riding the Stage 7 route to Pasadena. Now, I am slow…this is nothing new…so I opted to drive the SAG car and George is going to ride it with the other people. It is all being organized through the Pasadena Tri Club and most of the people will be in our club, but we also have a few from L.A. Tri. After the ride we are going to hang out at the finish and wait for the pros to come through. There is this entire festival that goes on at the finish line and I am really looking forward to it. 

Here is what the map looks like-

stage-7-map

So that is a 4,000 foot elevation gain and the highest point in the tour so far. I will be sure to take a ton of pictures (bringing George’s camera and mine) and will post them when it is all said and done with.

Tonight I am going to head to the Rose Bowl to do a run, the last time I did any physical activity was on Saturday for the half century. So I think my rest time is over and it is time to get back to work. The Pasadena Triathlon is coming up on March 14th and I am really going to train smart for this one. The course is right here and I can actually train on it so that the day of the race I am ready to go. 

Tomorrow is Friday! One more day till the weekend 🙂

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Borsch119 on February 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Have fun! Can’t wait for the pictures!

    Reply

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