As Christy has mentioned before, I am a big fan of cycling and was excited this past week that the Tour of Utah was happening. I went to two different stages and it was great!
The first stage of a stage race is often called the Prolouge and is a short time trial (each rider rides against the clock by themselves). This one was up by the capitol and it was awesome to see and be around so many other cycling fans.
This guy, won last years race. As you can see they get to wear all that cool spandex and the long helmets. They also have a solid rear wheel to cut down on aerodynamic drag (ask me about it if you want and I can give you a detailed answer on that.)
For those who missed going to the Prolouge, here are some videos. They get to start in "The Start House". Those of you who did watch the Tour De France, you might recognize the announcer voice is Bob Roll. I especially like the one in the "Start House" because he is riding my favorite brand of bike!
As you can see, it made me smile!! Gotta love the "five o'clock" mustache, eh?
Then on Saturday, we went to watch the end of the "Queen Stage" up Little Cottonwood Canyon. It started in Park City, over past Jordanelle, up Sundance, up the south side of the Point of the Mountain, then up Little Cottonwood.
It was very toasty up the canyon; so much so that we had to use Christy's silly "Eyore" umbrella.
The Canyon was crowded with all sorts of people, and there were a bunch of people trying to get up the canyon on their bikes before the racers got there.
Of course, I had to take a picture of my favorite team's car, Garmin Slipstream. (Best bike computer I have ever had.)
Here is the Floyd Landis, he won the Tour de France the year after the Lance Armstrong retired the first time, but was busted for cheating and had it taken away. But here his is on his comeback.
Isn't this such a pretty bike? Ah, the Pinarello Prince...
Here is the peleton (main group of riders) coming through. The crowd was really enthusiastic and were really getting into the whole race.
They were getting into it so much that some people were even "encouraging" some of the riders on their way up.
Here I am getting ready to "encourage" this guy up the hill. He rode by while asking "push"? I know how hard some of the climbs in Utah are, so of course I was going to "encourage" him on his way!
Hooray for the Tour of Utah!!!
So what does everyone think? Should i do this blogging stuff more often, or leave it up to Christy?