2014 Amgen Tour of California: Stage 07 – Pasadena

Stage 07 was my unofficial “rest day”. After eight days on the road, I was ready for a chill afternoon, lounging by the pool, with a bourbon in one hand and my ‘gram in the other.

Like all time spent on the road, nothing ever goes as planned. I shot the start of the race because, why the hell not? Then I bumped into some friends and watched the start. Before I knew it, the time was 1pm and I had still yet to find a pool…

Then, we got an urgent call, summoning us to the team hotel, an hour away, to interview a very important person… More on that later, but for now, enjoy some good old fashioned race randomness and race refuse observations.

  • Rob

    The military has zero place at an international cycling event. Keep your blatant, warmongering patriotism for your own ‘home-grown’ sports.

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      They sing the national anthem at races and present the colors dude…

      • Mike Kimbro

        It’s almost as offensive as having your air force fly your colors down the Champs-Élysées! Mon Dieu!

        • http://theradavist.com John Watson

          I love how people point out the dumbest shit, rather than JUST BEING STOKED ON BIKES. People need to chillax and ride more!

    • Richard Smith

      I agree that the military have zero business being there, but John isn’t the bad guy; he only photographed the event… and captured the vibe very nicely for those of us who couldn’t be there.

  • Harry

    Gotta look into that WM adapter! Love my ‘dale but fuck this ‘every 500km bearing replacement BB30 noise’…

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      Chris King PF30 BB dude!