Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tour of Utah

When the Tour of Utah comes to town we usually try to go and watch one of the stages. This year, the starting line for one of the stages was at IMFlash, where my brother was doing an internship. They had a big party to send off the riders, and we went. We'd never been to a starting line before....we had mostly just watched somewhere along the route. Anyway, it was fun to see all the team busses/cars arrive and the riders get out and get ready.

There were a few big names this year, so I tried to get glimpses of them as they came out of their team busses. Jens Voigt was super friendly and chatted and signed autographs and took pictures with people when he came out. That was pretty cool!

Some of the other riders weren't as friendly, so we just had to get pictures with their bikes instead.

They had balloon animals, face painting, other booths, etc. before the start of the race. And here was the send-off!

The best part was that after the riders started, the team cars whipped around that corner so fast behind them that I was afraid the bikes would fall off the roofs. It was hilarious! Anyway, it was a great time at the Tour!

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