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2010 Tour of California - Stage 6, outside of Wrightwood

My first chance to see a live tour event! Just my luck that Lance crashed the day before and was out of the race, but it was still fun to see a lot of the other big names, Big George Hincapie, etc. We found an awesome spot at about the midway point of the 135-mile mountainous stage, where we could watch the riders climb up a long pass. It was a beautiful day in the mountains, this is what days off of work were meant for!
Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad
Me, with the mountain road in the distance behind me.
Me, with the mountain road in the distance behind me.
Still have a snowcapped peak off to the left!
Still have a snowcapped peak off to the left!
Here's where the riders will come up, that road across the way off in the distance there.
Here's where the riders will come up, that road across the way off in the distance there.
Fraud Landis - This guy's buddy donated $50 to Floyd's 'legal defense fund' and wants his 50 back!
"Fraud Landis" - This guy's buddy donated $50 to Floyd's 'legal defense fund' and wants his 50 back!
Looking up the road from our turnout.
Looking up the road from our turnout.
Looking down the road where they'll be riding up to us.
Looking down the road where they'll be riding up to us.
More peopl starting to show up (we got there nice and early).
More peopl starting to show up (we got there nice and early).
The breakway group of 8 with Hincapie!
The breakway group of 8 with Hincapie!
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Getting closer......
Here they come!
Here they come!
t3%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f124786574.B29Lkwcz.jpg Snappin' pics....
Snappin' pics....
CRAP, one half-way decent pic and they're past me????
CRAP, one half-way decent pic and they're past me????
Here comes the peloton!
Here comes the peloton!
You'll have to go to Youtube to see the video of the peloton as they go past us....
You'll have to go to Youtube to see the video of the peloton as they go past us....
Here's the gruppetto that couldn't hang with the peloton.
Here's the gruppetto that couldn't hang with the peloton.
Waiting for the stragglers....
Waiting for the stragglers....
t3%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f124786581.fhUlx410.jpg t3%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f124786583.GXLe6kHo.jpg t3%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f124786584.QuojXnzW.jpg The last 4 riders!
The last 4 riders!
Finally a decent shot now that it's the last 2 riders.  First time learning curve, heh.  These sprinters were MUCH beefier.
Finally a decent shot now that it's the last 2 riders. First time learning curve, heh. These sprinters were MUCH beefier.