Saturday, May 22, 2010

Australian to win CA's bike race

Levi Leipheimer (from Santa Rosa, CA) has won the Amgen Tour of California for 3 years in a row, but this year, with only 1 day left to go, he's in 3rd place overall, 25 seconds behind after nearly 30 hours of racing. Dad and I rode to today's time trial in downtown LA.

Michael Rogers is the aforementioned Australian that looks like he's going to ruin Levi's party. Here he is going down the little steep hill in the race today:

Levi Leipheimer going up the same hill:
From 2010 AToC in LA

Tomorrow's final stage is a slightly hilly ride in Thousand Oaks.

Yesterday, the riders rode 135 miles from Palmdale to Big Bear, taking Angeles Crest Hwy on the way to Rim of the World Hwy at Big Bear. It was special watching them (from my computer) ride in places I've very much enjoyed riding in before.

This is on Angeles Crest Hwy, this side of Wrightwood.

(Thank you Graham Watson and associates for the picture.)

And, a more scenic shot, from one of my favorite places on CA-2/Angeles Crest, at about 7000'.

Monday, May 03, 2010

One Big Frig...

So we got our new refrigerator delivered today. Now that's one big frig...but so energy efficient and pretty, too! Too bad the water heater went out yesterday. Heard these things come in 3s...don't tell the other appliances...