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2016 Tour of California 2.HC May 15-22

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Jun 22, 2009
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Just arrived in the US and saw today's stage. The unbearableness of Phil and Paul was ameliorated by the unexpected, surprise wonderfulness of listening to Der Jensmeister's contributions!
 
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Saw the first four stages, was more impressed from one day to the next. Had on spf40 and I am still toasted. Pro conti teams are getting lots of face time and it is fun to watch guys I have seen training in San Diego riding next to some of the best. TV coverage and YouTube videos are a great way to see things I didn't in person. The team support people are great with the fans,I have seen bottles and other stuff given to kids that left a lasting smile on everybody's face.
*do not use booking.com. went to my rental in Los Angeles and nobody was there to check me in...then they popped me for a 55 dollar no show fee. The hotel I booked through them in Redlands gave me a better chance at getting hep c than a good nights sleep.
 
Jul 14, 2009
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Super impressed with Travis MacCabe. The guy is flying right now, a little better than a survival climber and can really jam in the last 200 m . I hope he gets a look from bigger teams. 8 guys at 1 minute makes the race exciting, hopefully until the end. Seeing that the one week setback worked as planned is good for all and looks also to be a bit of luck. There was snow on the ground near Tahoe and a storm w lots of snow would have really wrecked the race.
It is truly tragic to hear of the death of Rob Llewelyn, the motorcycle support person at the TOC. I see all the work that the motorcycles do,clearing the road, getting info to the riders and providing fans with video and photos of the sport they enjoy. RIP Rob, thanks for the work.
 
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Amsterhammer said:
Just arrived in the US and saw today's stage. The unbearableness of Phil and Paul was ameliorated by the unexpected, surprise wonderfulness of listening to Der Jensmeister's contributions!

Phil's abbreviated US Frontier lesson was hilarious when talking about the Carson Summit: "that wouldn't be Kit Carson?....yes, conjures up the American frontier (or something like that). Kit Carson, Daniel Boone, Gene Autrey..." They continually make sh*t up and, when the video feed has been down and they've had to speak on camera the look on Van de Velde's face can be priceless.
 
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Phinney 24 seconds faster than Kiryienka at the finish.
Putting 24 seconds into Kiry in a 20.3km ITT is pretty impressive, Phinney seems to be in great shape, let's hope that he has finally fully recovered from that horrible crash.
 
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gooner said:
Van den Broeck going back to his youth.
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He's 33. Damn people get old quick. I remember his early Lotto days chasing the likes of the Evans/Leipheimer generation up mountains in the TDF. Him and Andy Schleck were supposed to be the two of the next big things along Contador (and Soler :()

Looks like the wind is playing tricks or he overspent himself in the first half. 4th place.