A great afternoon, lots of fun. I reserved a table in front of small restaurant/bar I like and enjoyed the races with my wife. It was fun for me to see some bikes I'd never seen outside of pictures, and the races were fast and very competitive. Just a great afternoon. We were right across the street from the support team and about a 100 feet before the finish line. I was amazed at the pace those guys kept for over an hour, really impressive and fun to watch.
We just came back. I can say that I've been seriously humbled, especially after the pro 1/2 race. At some point, I heard of a former national champion from New Zealand? I mean these guys are seriously serious. There were two crashes, one in the men 40+ 4/5, and another in the pro 1/2, at the turn.
also, if I didn't know about snobby roadies, and their bling, I do now! specialized, cervelo, specialized, specialized, s-works... my god!