26 April 2011

Tour of California - more pictures

A picture is worth 1,000 words
How exciting it is to have pictures to bring back memories of being a fan at a race. I admit I am now torn between relishing the moment and not taking pictures, or trying to capture the moment in digital format. Most of the time when I am being a fan out on the road, and the lead pack is coming straight at me, I choose to lower my lens and instead look in the faces of the riders. I want to feel the excitement, try to gauge how they are feeling, who looks strong, who is suffering. The experience passes so quickly. And yet I look back at these photos and realize - I was there, I was right there! What wonderful memories.
A few more pictures from 2010 ATOC, Stage 7 ITT in Los Angeles (I found on my iphone)
Mark Cavendish signing autographs
Radio Shack's Trek 2010 Time Trial bike
pretty relaxed around the BMC team area
BMC 2010 Time Trial bike

Pictures from the 2010 ATOC, Stage 8 in Westlake Village, California
Mark Renshaw relaxing
Laps at the finishing stage in Westlake Village
2010 National Road Champion - George Hincapie
Vaughters runs in loafers
Team Garmin celebrates on the podium in 2010
Michael Rogers! wins the 2010 Tour of California
Zabriskie and Leipheimer have known each other a long time
Johan Bruyneel wrapping up after the Tour
a Radio Shack team car - quite a bike rack
Dave Zabriskie legs - back in the bus
3 more weeks and there will be more pictures from this year's race ....