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    Tour of Ca Volunteers

    I recently checked the web site, and they have posted the application to volunteer for this epic stage race. This year, I'm volunteering, and maybe, see some of it too. Anyone else?

    Just like last year, I'm taking the entire week off, but this time, helping out. Haven't decided what yet, though.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I filled out the application online a little earlier. The chance to be anywhere near such awesome athletes makes me as giddy as a school girl. I'm disappointed the time trial is in Solvang. I really wanted to see it but that's too far away for me.

    Oh yeah, I put in for course marshal, medical control, and site decoration/restoration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnpoor View Post
    I'm disappointed the time trial is in Solvang. I really wanted to see it but that's too far away for me.
    Yeah, but in my opinion, it's worth the trouble to make the trip down. It was so awesome. I got this shot of Vandevelde.

    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Holy cow!! He's looking right into your camera! What a sport. That guy is awesome. Great photo.

    Do you have a higher res version you could email me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnpoor View Post
    Holy cow!! He's looking right into your camera! What a sport. That guy is awesome. Great photo.

    Do you have a higher res version you could email me?
    Yeah, he's a class act. And just to think I shot this with only my point and shoot digital cam.

    PM me your email address and I'll send you the original res version.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I'll also be working the event this year as I have since it's inception. I've always worked Medical control so I have a few signatures of riders like Floyd, Levi, Robert Gesink, George. The real position that I wanted was one of the 75 touring course marshals but those are picked by the tour sponser AEG.
    They call me "Mr. Mixte"

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    any chance you could send me that pic as well???

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    la02,
    PM me your email address, and I can send it to you.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    i got course marshal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliov23 View Post
    i got course marshal.
    I got an email:

    "Dear Volunteer,

    Thank you for your interest in the 2009 Tour of California. The
    Sacramento Sports Commission has received your contact information from
    the AMGEN website and you are now a registered volunteer for the overall
    start of the 2009 Tour of California! As we approach the February 14
    event date we will be sending information via email regarding your
    specific role and responsibilities for this event, so please add this
    email address to your approved sender list. Please be aware that 90% of
    the positions to be filled are as a course marshal. All other positions
    are very limited, and filled on a first come, first served basis. If
    you are unable or unwilling to be assigned as a course marshal, please
    let us know via email to SSCVolunteer@cityofsacramento.org.. Please
    note that all volunteers must be age 18 or older.

    Please note that we assign volunteers at the Sacramento stage only.
    This does not include any positions in Davis or surrounding areas.
    Also, all 7-day traveling marshal positions have been filled. If either
    of these things affects your ability or willingness to volunteer, please
    let us know via email.

    We are still looking for willing volunteers to assist the Sacramento
    Sports Commission with this event so if you are aware of anyone who
    might be interested please refer them to www.amgentourofcalifornia.com
    to sign up. Thank you again for your interest in volunteering and we
    look forward to working with you on this exciting event.

    Respectfully,


    Gail Keeter
    Volunteer Director
    Sacramento Sports Commission"

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnpoor View Post
    I got an email:

    "Dear Volunteer,

    Thank you for your interest in the 2009 Tour of California. The
    Sacramento Sports Commission has received your contact information from
    the AMGEN website and you are now a registered volunteer for the overall
    start of the 2009 Tour of California! As we approach the February 14
    event date we will be sending information via email regarding your
    specific role and responsibilities for this event, so please add this
    email address to your approved sender list. Please be aware that 90% of
    the positions to be filled are as a course marshal. All other positions
    are very limited, and filled on a first come, first served basis. If
    you are unable or unwilling to be assigned as a course marshal, please
    let us know via email to SSCVolunteer@cityofsacramento.org.. Please
    note that all volunteers must be age 18 or older.

    Please note that we assign volunteers at the Sacramento stage only.
    This does not include any positions in Davis or surrounding areas.
    Also, all 7-day traveling marshal positions have been filled. If either
    of these things affects your ability or willingness to volunteer, please
    let us know via email.

    We are still looking for willing volunteers to assist the Sacramento
    Sports Commission with this event so if you are aware of anyone who
    might be interested please refer them to www.amgentourofcalifornia.com
    to sign up. Thank you again for your interest in volunteering and we
    look forward to working with you on this exciting event.

    Respectfully,


    Gail Keeter
    Volunteer Director
    Sacramento Sports Commission"
    yep same email. i have no problem being course marshal so i didnt reply or ask for another spot..

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    I also registered last week for Sacramento, but still haven't heard back from them. How quickly did they respond ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pommi View Post
    I also registered last week for Sacramento, but still haven't heard back from them. How quickly did they respond ?
    like 2 weeks maybe? i cant remember when exactly i applied but i would say 3 weeks at most, but it felt like 2.

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    The wife and I have enough T-shirts. This time I'll just enjoy their ride into Santa Rosa.
    This space open

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    I applied it help out in Santa Rosa. Just kind of funny they don't ask your occupation for some of the volunteer spots! I applied for Medical control and Security and something else. Well my previous experiences in the Coast Guard from being on a cutter have expanded my IT job skills to include EMT and Boarding Officer (Security/law enforcement). So would you think that might help them make their choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pommi View Post
    I also registered last week for Sacramento, but still haven't heard back from them. How quickly did they respond ?
    Got an email today:

    Thank you for your interest in the 2009 Tour of California. The Sacramento Sports Commission has received your contact information from the AMGEN website and you are now a registered volunteer for the overall start of the 2009 Tour of California! As we approach the February 14 event date we will be sending information via email regarding your specific role and responsibilities for this event, so please add this email address to your approved sender list. Please be aware that 90% of the positions to be filled are as a course marshal. All other positions are very limited, and filled on a first come, first served basis. If you are unable or unwilling to be assigned as a course marshal, please let us know via email to SSCVolunteer@cityofsacramento.org. Please note that all volunteers must be age 18 or older.

    Please note that we assign volunteers at the Sacramento stage only. This does not include any positions in Davis or surrounding areas. Also, all 7-day traveling marshal positions have been filled. If either of these things affects your ability or willingness to volunteer, please let us know via email.

    We are still looking for willing volunteers to assist the Sacramento Sports Commission with this event so if you are aware of anyone who might be interested please refer them to www.amgentourofcalifornia.com to sign up. Thank you again for your interest in volunteering and we look forward to working with you on this exciting event.

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    Just a little clarification on the 80 traveling Course Marshals we use. Yes, they are among the most coveted positions for the race. No, they are not selected by AEG. We maintain a database of several hundred people that have been CMs at the ATOC, ToM, and TdG. By and large, the selections are made by our Course Marshal Director.

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    I got course marshall for Sausalito.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I've been assigned to be a course marshal at the intersection of Mission and Tuscany in Santa Cruz. I can't wait to see them zip by.

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    Cool ... I got traveling course marshall, but who knows where I'll be on that day.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I'm also doing a course marshall but assigned to driveway duty somewhere in town. I'll find out what I'm doing in San Jose come Saturday.
    They call me "Mr. Mixte"

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    did you guys meet at the double tree yesterday?

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    I will be decorating the finish area in Sac the morning of the 14th.

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    Arriving in Sac Friday the 13th ... and going to the Doubletree at that point.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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