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'.


  1. You guys beat us for the number of days as live spectators of the TOC. We did not make it to any of the events. I am glad you guys got to go.

  2. I especially enjoyed the Palmdale to Big Bear ride. Fun to see the area if only vicariously through the race coverage. Maybe this summer I'll visit there again. Steve got to go see the first two stages in northern California and took a lot of great pictures.

  3. Thanks Daniel for keeping us up to date with yhe race. Those are great pictures.