Drummer Boy

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Re: [WT] Tour of California
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2019, 05:20 »

Add in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs that begin only one to two hours after the AToC wraps up, and then go for another three plus hours themselves, and yeah, I'm dizzy by the end of the day.

This was another strange stage to watch from a distance, as for most of it I viewed from a TV in the background, with plenty of surrounding distractions.

Only an hour into the start of the stage, and with over 160km of 208km remaining, the young duo of Rémi Cavagna  #deceuninck and Alex Hoehn #teamusa (current U23 national road champion) would take up most of the day's attention. Maybe it was because they were out front for so long, I dunno, but from my vantage point, this stage just seemed to take forever! Every time I looked up, there they were, trudging along. Within a half an hour, their lead would grow to eight minutes. Hoehn is no stranger to climbing, as he just recently finished in second place on the Gila Monster climb at the Tour of the Gila.

A little past the halfway point saw those damn cattleguards make an unwelcome appearance in the road.  :angry

What could it possibly take to cover those menacing grates with either carefully placed ply-wood, or rubber-backed carpeting? Anything at all, perhaps?!?!


Before the young duo reached Mt. Hamilton, 23-year-old Cavagna opted to leave his 21-year-old companion, Hoehn, behind as he struck out on his own for what would be his fate for the remainder of the stage.
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