Got to catch the Amgen today!

Was a nice little surprise today to catch a big race.

As my friend said he felt a little European getting to experience the prestigious Tour of California.  I sipped my Peet’s coffee (a large caramel mocha with whole milk and whipped cream) and waited with the spectators.

Just one of the gang

The leaders by 7 minutes
closeup

And in a blink of an eye they were gone!

8 thoughts on “Got to catch the Amgen today!

  • May 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm
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    The gap between the leaders and the pack closed some by the time they reached the other end of Marsh Creek Rd. Maybe 4 minutes? you got some great shots!

  • May 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm
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    The reports on KCBS said they blew by the spectators in no time at all.

  • May 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm
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    Good shots of the fast movers! I’ve been seeing some updates on TV about the race.

  • May 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm
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    Very Cool!

  • May 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm
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    Nice stuff. They are GODS! The guys you shot got reeled in eventually, but they had a good break for most of the race. I shot them coming up Diablo, but am too beat to even download them tonight.

  • May 16, 2012 at 6:37 am
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    That was fun – especially since it went right by our house. Yeah it was about 4 minutes between the leaders and the pack at that point

  • May 16, 2012 at 8:52 am
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    Yeah I really liked the video you got of them going by. You had a really good view of them – better than I did.

  • May 16, 2012 at 9:46 am
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    A good report.4 minutes when they are about 30 miles from the finish is a gap that can be bridged.Usually the big group can calculate the time to bridge the gap and then go in action.

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