Today was a fun, fun morning and afternoon spent at the starting area of the Amgen Tour De California bicycle race. We got there early to visit all the booths, get a bunch of free swag, and watch the guys warming up. Once the race started we rang our cowbells and cheered the racers on. The predicted rain stayed at bay in San Francisco, and it turned out to be a great start to what should be and exciting week of cycling.
Try to ignore the guy's head, (I'm short, what can I say) and you can see what a gorgeous day it was.
BMX exhibition area...
It's a bird.... it's a plane....
Whaddya know? I happened to snap a pic of Monday's Stage winner, Graeme Brown!
Jelly Belly team bike trailer- interesting to see all the unassembled bikes-
Christophe Le Mevel and guys of Credit Agricole...
Yum yuuuuuummmmy Ivan Basso...
The venerable Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin
And Bob "tour day france" Roll
Jens Voight of CSC, one the most famous cyclists entered in the race, at the starting gate-
Who's the most important guy? The Mechanic!!! Look at that dreamy frame!
Jacob Piil of Team T Mobile warming up-
Georgie Hincapie!!!!! I always cheer for him-
Paolo Bettini- World Road Race Champion
Jens Voight- Team CSC, excitedly explaining the course to a teammate-