Monday, May 14, 2012

Bike race

Today we went to see stage 2 of the Tour of California bike race as it passed near our home in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

We walked down to a sharp curve in Calif 35 (Summit Road near Calif 17) that Craig thought would be interesting as the riders encountered it after a mostly-downhill "5 Km sprint".

I was just using my little point and shoot Canon and was only able to get a few quick shots as the pelaton zoomed by.

[From Craig: Merikay's original read "point and shoot Cannon".  Yes, cannons are important to all of us Santa Cruz Mountain people :-)] 

We were on a cliff overlooking highway 17 below.  
You can just barely make out a few of the riders after they crossed the  bridge over CA 17.  

Quite a descent and sharp turns!

For those who care about such things, Slovakia's Peter Sagan won the stage, as he had won stage 1 yesterday.  In the course of the race, he overcame his second flat tire in as many days, a crash into a pile of wrecked riders, and nearly being side-swiped by his own team car.  (The next Lance Armstong?)


  1. Ouch, my caboose hurts reading this!! I did 4 miles today...ok, that sucks compared to them. But then, so does my bike compared to theirs! Shooting Cannons huh? ;-)

  2. Haha, good one Craig. I have to admire the bike riders..that's an intense sport.

  3. Glad to hear you got out for a little of fun. You've both been working very hard!

  4. Looked like a beautiful day to be out watching the riders.

  5. Oh - thanks for letting me know about the TofC. I didn't realize the event was being televised too.

  6. So happy that you took a day off. We learned the hard way that all work and no play is not the way to go.


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