Here comes the peloton!
Day 3 was focused on finding a good spot to watch stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California. We picked this area because it was a hill climb and it featured the tallest bridge in California. However, aside from a four-man breakaway lead group, the peloton was intact and flew by us like it was nothing. I guess an 8% uphill grade is nothing to these guys.
I'm far from happy with the photos I got of the race today. The plan was to get a nice shot of the cyclists with the bridge in the background, then switch to closeups. I failed on the former and the problem with the latter is that I have no idea who most of these guys are. The real disappointment for me is that I didn't get any shots of Lance. (Actually, I do see him behind a bunch of other riders in one of my shots).
In any case, it was a fun day. Watching these bike races in person is a lot of time and effort for about 30 seconds of action. I'd probably do it again though.