16 May 2014
AMGEN Tour of California
record breaking heat and stage 5 of the AMGEN Tour of California go through our small community. Right out front of the high school I happen to be working at these days. The street was closed off and teachers were allowed to bring their students out of class to cheer on the riders. These guys whizzed by pretty quickly but not as fast as they barreled down San Marcos Pass later that day. 70 plus miles per hour is pretty darn fast for a cyclist to be going down that mountain pass. If I am not mistaken I believe 55 mph is the top speed for vehicles on that pass. Watching these guys on the live news feed made my palms sweaty knowing how fast they were going down that dangerous road. Cycling takes some balls!