The big race starts this sunday in my home town of Escondido. Tough being on mothers day but I plan to escape for a few hours and hit up Palomar Mt and wait for them some where on the mt. Last time they were in San Diego, we were up in the snow at the KOM point, I think I'd like to watch them on the downhill of South Grade. There are a few tricky corners, double radius types hairpins that should show well in photos.
I'll be parking at Harrah's casino then ride up from there. Unless I can convince the wife to go and we can picnic all day on the mt while I ride the mt. The mt will be closed to motor vehicles some time in the late morning. This also means you can climb the mt without ANY worry of motorcycles and crazy drivers. If you want to park up there, get there early!!
The race starts at 11:15, with them hitting Palomar at mile 50 then start their 13mile to the top. The should be on the MT no later then 1:30.
Here's the race route, its opposite direction of what some of the Bike Forums peps call the "Pie ride" cuz there is pie at the 50mile point