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I snapped a shot of our fearless RBR and MTBR leaders doing the Sierra climb on stage 2 of the Tour of California. Unfortunately, the camera didn't turn on fast enough to get anything but their asses. Nice asses, guys!

This wasn't the only camera issue I had. I carefully set up a video camera on a tripod to record the race with a fairly spectacular background. Naturally, a photo bike came up and stopped right in front of it, with none other than Graham Watson on it. Nice eye, Graham. I yelled "you're blocking my shot!" and he just looked at me and smiled. Bastard!

At least he moved on. Another camera guy stood right in the middle of my shot for most of the action. This guy I didn't notice, because I was watching the action and cheering the riders. Watching the video later, I wanted to ring that guy's neck. Serves me right for finding a spectacular location and then not defending it.
 

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next time, set up a perimeter of laser motion-detection, sentry machine guns, just like the ones from that horrible monkey movie called "Congo".
 

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mohair_chair said:
Serves me right for finding a spectacular location and then not defending it.
you're either a fan/spectator or a serious photographer; as you found out you can't do both well. It's true in most sports.
 

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Temperature was nice and warm...

toomanybikes said:
what was the temperature there today that would justify arm and leg warmers and TIGHTS!?
As you can tell by this shot (slight sweat, no highbeams, etc.)

<img src="http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=142828&stc=1">
Probably upper 70's.
 

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toomanybikes said:
what was the temperature there today that would justify arm and leg warmers and TIGHTS!?
Californians are pvssies.

- Former Calfornian
 

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robwh9 said:
As you can tell by this shot (slight sweat, no highbeams, etc.)

<img src="http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=142828&stc=1">
Probably upper 70's.
Nah, it's been in the mid-60's this week.
 
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Nah, it's been in the mid-60's this week.
J$sus Murphy.

If I went out on a bike around here in mid-60's temps with long sleeves, tights or leg warmers they'd laugh me outta the bike shop.

I certainly wouldn't be allowed on any group rides.

Those temps are just down right tropical.
 

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snapdragen said:
Nah, it's been in the mid-60's this week.
jeebus, i wear shorts, jersey, and light arm warmers (and a windvest) down to the mid/high 30's.

i guess these guys are right. you folks are a bunch o' p*ssies!

NTTAWWT, but jeesh!
 

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haiku d'etat said:
jeebus, i wear shorts, jersey, and light arm warmers (and a windvest) down to the mid/high 30's.

i guess these guys are right. you folks are a bunch o' p*ssies!

NTTAWWT, but jeesh!
You also don't have 0% body fat like the racer boys...... :p
 

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haiku d'etat said:
jeebus, i wear shorts, jersey, and light arm warmers (and a windvest) down to the mid/high 30's.

i guess these guys are right. you folks are a bunch o' p*ssies!

NTTAWWT, but jeesh!
better that then the alternative. mid/high 30's? i don't even consider going out if that cold, which it rarely is anyways, except maybe at 2am. :p
 

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robwh9 said:
The guy who posted it on mtbr.com said he hates Specialized so he Photoshopped it out.
Hey Robwh9.. thanks for misquoting me... I never even implied that I had anything against Specialized... I simply said that Specialized had never done anything for me. Please try to use more care in how you (mis)represent people.

I think she looks nicer without the big red "S" on her belly.
 

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It was cold at the top.

I rode up Sierra at the same time as those guys. (in fact, I was probably within a few seconds of them when that pic was taken). I recognized the roadbikereview jersey wearer as a local cyclo-cross racer. I had long sleeves but no knees. It was warm going up but I was damn cold at the top.
 
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