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    Amgen Tour 2009 Finishes in Escondido/RB

    From CyclingNews, the 2009 Amgen Tour of California will finish in San Diego -Escondido/RB to be exact. How cool is that? Details of the route don't appear yet on the Amgen website but hopefully it'll be something hilly and not flat stage.

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    It is very cool indeed. Some year they will have to do Palomar.

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    Maybe they'll climb Palomar!

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    I'm very curious what the route will be.

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    I'm guessing (hoping) they'll do the Henshaw loop.

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    Sounds like a BF ride may be in order.

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    Woo Hoo!!!
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    Sweet, I'll be able to leisurly tool over on my bike and check it out!
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    Very interesting...
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    I've been told Amgen was working with the US Navy to have the Team Crit stage launch from the carrier Midway, off the deck and onto the route. We will soon see, however, this info suggests this may be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awiner View Post
    I've been told Amgen was working with the US Navy to have the Team Crit stage launch from the carrier Midway, off the deck and onto the route. We will soon see, however, this info suggests this may be true.

    The website shows that the final stage will start in Esco and finish in RB. Not sure how the Midway will be moved to that location for start point.

    Ian in SD

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanInSD View Post
    The website shows that the final stage will start in Esco and finish in RB. Not sure how the Midway will be moved to that location for start point.

    Ian in SD

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    My bad... the otherway around RB to Esco.

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    Ahhh... Maybe in 2010 ! I am glad to see the TOC mixing it up as it will make each year fresh and exciting while showing the world what California has to offer.

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    And we still get our Santa Clarita -Pasadena stage. Very cool to have a Pro stage race go through your backyard.

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    Skipping Santa Barbara this year??? Boooooo.

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    I'll have to take the day off for sure if weekday.

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    I'm definitely going to have to watch the Pasadena stage and then drive up to Solvang to watch the time trial, and maybe do some riding on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
    I'll have to take the day off for sure if weekday.
    It's on a Sunday.

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    "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci

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    So sweet!

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    No way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indolent58 View Post
    It is very cool indeed. Some year they will have to do Palomar.
    Your wish is granted: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...lifornia_jul08

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    we need to steak out some real estate!! what do you think would be the best place to see this....Finnish line? on the steepest grade of Palomar?

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