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Stage 8- Rancho Bernardo to Escondido

By Luke Ramseth The atmosphere of the 2009 Tour of California came to a peak, and an end, in San Diego County on Sunday. On tap for the riders was Palomar Mountain, the last chance for a crazy breakaway attempt … Continue reading

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Stage 7-Santa Clarita to Pasadena

By Luke Ramseth Today, we took it easy. Leisurely left Santa Barbara and drove through LA gridlock to the Rose Bowl, where the stage finished today. Here in LA, the cycling fans are decidedly different than anywhere else we’ve been. … Continue reading

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Stage 6-Solvang Time Trial

By Luke Ramseth Solvang is a Danish-themed town in the hills outside Santa Barbara. Its claim to fame, other than its wannabe-european culture, are the professional cyclists that descend on its roads each year. Today was big for a few … Continue reading

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Stage 5-Visalia to Paso Robles

By Luke Ramseth We jumped straight to the finish in Paso Robles, and it looked like the whole town had showed up… Highlights of the day:┬áThe podium girls. Mark Cavendish with back to back wins over Tom Boonen. Boonen and … Continue reading

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Stage 4-Merced to Clovis

By Luke Ramseth The race turned inland yesterday and today- Modesto, Merced, Clovis. As such, we were thinking we could skip today’s stage to save money and regroup for the second half of the race. And let’s be honest, when … Continue reading

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Stage 3-San Jose to Modesto

By Luke Ramseth Today started with an hour long drive from Watsonville to San Jose. And sure enough just in time for the start, it started raining. Again. Today, we decided to set up shop on Sierra Road, a monster … Continue reading

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Stage 2-Sausalito to Santa Cruz

By Luke Ramseth We rolled out of the SF State dorms at 6 this morning and we were welcomed by some more rain. The race started at 8:30 instead of the customary late morning due to logistics of getting the … Continue reading

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