Descends Like Avalanche
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
Bikes: Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
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I've never been to the race, but it would be a shame if it were to leave. As the article pointed out, the San Francisco backdrop is part of the race's identity. I can't imagine the race without the brutally steep hills. It just goes to show how we shouldn't take race events for granted. There used to be a pro race in Pittsburgh in the early 90's, and I regret never having made it out there to see it. However, I do live near Philadelphia and I try to make it out to the Lancaster, Trenton, and Philly races every year, just to help boost the spectator numbers and show support for the events.
The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.