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Old 02-11-11, 01:19 PM   #1
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TOC Stage 7 course profile released

here it is kids. have fun, both the course and profile
http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com...tage-7-Map.pdf

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Old 02-11-11, 03:43 PM   #2
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Looks like fun to me. I've done all of those climbs (and descents), but never all in one day!

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I see the course is up Baldy, GRR to eastfork, down 39, back up GMR/GRR then Baldy to the lifts.

Never been one for crowds so I'm thinking 5 miles up GMR to see the riders go by. I'm thinking the east fork 39 descent will give the riders a chance to regroup. Rats! I'd rather watch them climb in small groups while riders struggle to stay on. But no way am I willing to drive or even ride up with the crowds that will be on Baldy. Just not one for crowds.

I figure GRR isn't very steep so that section will also allow for a regroup. So let's say Gina and I ride up GMR 5 miles and have a picnic to watch them go by. What are the chances that the field will be split at that point?

I know, Baldy will be the best section but really, I don't care enough to fight the crowds, car or bike. I really don't even know who's racing. Just wanting to sneak a peek at some struggling riders.

That's figuring we're allowed to ride up GMR well before the race arrives, I have no idea, anybody?
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I wonder if Camp Williams is booked for the weekend. It would be nice to camp up there the night before the stage and climb up Little GMR to find a good view somewhere along GRR.
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That's figuring we're allowed to ride up GMR well before the race arrives, I have no idea, anybody?
A little googling found a post that says GRR and Baldy Rd. will both be closed starting around 11 am, and GMR will be subject to rolling closures starting about 30 minutes before the peloton rolls through. That sounds consistent with past history on the hilly parts. I'd guess that Baldy Rd. will re-open after the peloton reaches Baldy Village-- there's no point to opening it before that. Behind the rolling closure I think they usually re-open about 10-15 minutes after the tail end of the caravan. There will probably be effectively two caravans- one behind the lead group (assuming there's representation from most teams) and one behind the bus of all the non-climbers who ride just fast enough to make the time cut.
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Parking, that's what I can't figure out.
Wondering if I can take some HS Mountain Bike team kids up there to watch but dont want to be responsible for them bombing the descent.
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A little googling found a post that says GRR and Baldy Rd. will both be closed starting around 11 am, and GMR will be subject to rolling closures starting about 30 minutes before the peloton rolls through. That sounds consistent with past history on the hilly parts. I'd guess that Baldy Rd. will re-open after the peloton reaches Baldy Village-- there's no point to opening it before that. Behind the rolling closure I think they usually re-open about 10-15 minutes after the tail end of the caravan. There will probably be effectively two caravans- one behind the lead group (assuming there's representation from most teams) and one behind the bus of all the non-climbers who ride just fast enough to make the time cut.
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