01 May 2011

Tour of California - pictures from the past

More pictures from years past
Photography by PedalDancer.com from being a fan at previous Amgen Tour of California stages.

The thing about being a fan, is that we endure. Sometimes the careers of the riders are short term, they come they go, but we endure. Which should be even greater incentive to get out and watch them while we can, before they retire. It seems odd to look back over the years and see images in my albums of Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton, Michael Rasmussen, or the other disgraced ex-riders, it is a strange part of the history of being a fan. But in the end, what shines through is that I have images in the archives of Miguel Indurain, Hinault, Armstrong, Cipollini, Zabel, Virenque, and many others that time has been kinder to. Fun.  
All Photos by: PedalDancer.com/SyS

Images of ATOC from 2009
Lance Armstrong
Christian Van de Velde
Mark Cavendish
Levi Leipheimer
Regazzo and Jack Denny (these are our dogs!)
Phil Liggett
Chris Horner
Andy Schleck
George Hincapie
Mark Cavendish and Mark Renshaw
Images of ATOC from 2008
Mario Cipollini
Images of ATOC from 2007
Liquigas Team
Jelly Belly team and beautiful Solvang scenery
Ivan Basso
I almost forgot Basso rode for Discovery
George Hincapie
And that is about it. Now I have to go take more pictures .....