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Old 02-01-19, 08:18 PM
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2019 AMGEN Tour of California

Who is planning to drive/ride to one of the stage routes to see the race?

This yearís Stage 5 is 136 miles long and it runs from Pismo Beach to Ventura. The riders will be riding on some of the same roads that I regularly ride.

I plan to be there. Iíve done it before and it is a lot of fun.

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Old 02-02-19, 05:12 AM
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maybe hit stage six from ontario to mt. baldy on fri, may 17th but gotta request a vaca day. if i'm gonna ask for a vaca day, i'd rather hit stage five. will be driving up from san diego.
prefer gibraltar vs baldy as the big socal climb tho.

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maybe hit stage six from ontario to mt. baldy on fri, may 17th but gotta request a vaca day. if i'm gonna ask for a vaca day, i'd rather hit stage five. will be driving up from san diego.
prefer gibraltar vs baldy as the big socal climb tho.
I will have to burn a vacation day as well.

I am just jazzed that the riders will tackle some of the same roads that I do.
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I'm planning to see stage 6 off Glendora Ridge Road, but unfortunately still nursing a very bad knee and won't be able to ride.
They ride this road both going down towards Glendora and back up towards Mt Baldy.
Great place to see downhill speed and uphill climbs without moving.

Gonna have to drive up to the spot at crack of dawn before road closures but still trying to figure out exactly when they close the course to cars.
Anyone planning to see stage six?
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Is anyone planning to attend any of the meet & greet events?
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My wife bought me a VIP pass for Stage 1.
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^sweet!

yah, looked at the course profile for the pismo to ventura stage 5. didn't grab my attention as much as stage 6 gmr/grr/baldy
and the opportunity to double up by seeing the riders pass by twice on gmr. gonna try to post up on that friday at opposite ends of
the 2.5/3 mile semi-circle a few miles west of cow saddle (short n sweet descent/ascent to/from mt. baldy village) so i can see both the descent
and ascent of gmr/grr in all its' glory. good sightlines and you'll be able to see the pack strung out across the mountain from a distance.
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Most likely I'll be going again to the closest stage to me in Morgan Hill. Last year I watched on course. This year I think I'll hang out at the finish area.
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I'll be taking the kids to stage 1 for the Strider race!

Was tempted to take the Monday off and go up to South Lake for stage 2, but going up there this weekend instead.
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