Some Amgen Tour of CA pics

Made it to the TOC this weekend in Sacramento. I had a great time seeing all the cycling gods! First person I saw was Jens Voight. He is not nearly as tall as I thougth he would be.

Then as I walked away from the Saxo Bank Truck, Leipheimer, Horner and Armstrong rode/walked their bikes within inches of me trying to get out on the course !!!!

I waited at the astana truck for lance and company to come back. After about an hour of waiting Chris Horner showed up. I yelled, "Hey Chris" and he turned around and I snapped this picture.
Chris Horner


Then a few minutes later, Lance showed back up looking fit and trim--

Lance


I walked over to the OUCH truck and within 5 minutes a big escalade started down the street and inside was...tada! Floyd!!!

I was only able to get a pic of the back of his head though. He was smiling and he quickly hobbled/ran into the team truck. I milled around the team truck and saw Floyd's bike. I know it was his bike cause it had his name on it.


Floyd's Bike
This is one of the first pics I took.


I took a break for lunch and then came back around 2pm. I parked my big butt in front of the OUCH truck and waited with baited breath. Sure enough, within a few minutes, FLOYD came out and the crowd went wild asking for autographs, cheering and just being nuts!



Floyd

He got onto his trainer and hammered for awhile. He seemed kind of embarrased actually.


Floyd


At one point, he looked up and smiled at me. I melted. Of course, he was probably thinking, "I better play nice to the stalker-chick."


Anyway, after that we went a little ways away and started taking some pics as the guys went by during the timetrial.


Lance



Bobby Julich
He was in the same van as Jens I think.



Basso



Floyd

Comments

  1. Awesome pics, Karen. Thanks for sharing. How exciting for you to see some of some of those hot biker dudes. Didn't you used to have a pic of one of them in your sidebar?

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  2. Sweet pics!! Look at you getting all paparazzi with it ;-)

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  3. Nice photos!! That's awesome!!

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  4. How cool to see those big names in cycling!! Thanks for sharing the pics. I'm jealous!

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