Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Men in Spandex

Stage 3 of the AMGEN Tour of California bike race started in my town this morning. Auburn bills itself as the Endurance Sports Capitol of the World," so it was only fitting that the 120 mile stage and one of fastest should begin here.

Placer County Museum, You Tube

I did not video the race shown here, however, I was standing about 8ft to the right of the event volunteer videographer on the corner of Sacramento St. and Hwy 40, the Lincoln Hwy, known locally as Lincoln Way. This portion of the race ran through Old Auburn that has been in continuous operation since 1848. As the riders make the corner to head back uphill, you can see the famous spot in the road where John Travolta's character collapsed in the movie "Phenomenon" after seeing the bright light.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

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