This is actually a roving billboard for Team Radio Shack. When the driver stopped in for fuel at the same restaurant as us he parked just outside the window — which just looked too cool not to repeatedly click my camera until I got just the right shot.
I love this shot. It gives you the general feel of what it was like walking around in Nevada City waiting for the start of yet another great Tour of California. We got to see the bikes getting set up, the team cars preparing to head out, and LANCE. Not up close and personal, like I would’ve liked but close enough to get the hairs on my arm to stand at attention.
The weather was sweet. Nice and HOT — which is how I like it. The people, for the most part, were friendly and courteous. The day in all it’s glory, was wondrous and perfect and as close to heaven as I want to be at this point in my life.