2013 AToC Santa Rosa Finish

Just enjoy the pictures, on a side note, we received a champange shower at the end of the stage, just like on TV, spend one hour at the laundry mat, Sutter Home Champagne is extra sticky.

Mt Diablo finish at 3945ft

Exciting day again, thousands of cycling enthusiasts lined the road up to Mt Diablo, perfect weather and a motivated TJ van Garderen, the race was on until about 300 meters before the line and Leopold Koening of NetApp Endura had the best legs today.

2013 AToC TT San Jose

Wow, what a day! Driving up the last 3K of the 2013 TT in San Jose, we are talking in a car not by bike, could take your breath away easy. Nothing less than 13% average I believe. This is not a TT, this is a final of a mountain stage. Perfect weather on the top, the usual winds are howling and with his challenging course the general classification will see some changes. Surprisingly not a lot of spectators, maybe the reason why is, its Friday and a lot of people are still at work. Never less the event was […]

Mt Diablo ride

We woke up to rain and freezing temperatures, at least for us wimpy Hawaiians, at noon it cleared up and we had a pleasant ride up to the top, there will be some “Fireworks” amongst the pro’s on this penultimate stage. My Garmin showed 21% grade at the Finish. Ouch.

Transfer to the East Bay

While the peleton heads west up the California Coast, we had to say goodby to the southern stages and take a long drive up the I-5 transferring to the town of San Ramon, at the base of Mt Diablo. We’ll conquer the mountain tomorrow.