Friday, February 13, 2009

ToC Log "Prep Day"

As most of you know, I shoot the Pro Cycling events from a moto. This week I'll try to keep a running log of the ups n downs of the race from our seat-

Today we get the new motos that have been getting customized for a few weeks - BMW 800 GS bikes, perhaps not the best choice as the tank is under the seat and becomes very wide w/ sharp edges that dig into your calves when standing..... we used a similar bike in the Tour of PA last yr and I swear I still have tender spots.... the other down side is the Belgum like weather here in Sacramento.... other than that, all is positive - this will be the biggest US tour in the history of cycling in this country- word is, we will be live over 160 channels around the world.....

Yesterday saw Lance slay a UK reporter at the press conference and Floyd hit the deck on a training ride.... he'll start, but no fall is a good one.

So for me, of to do moto RF testing in the rain and then hook up w/ Bob Roll to shoot the Shimano features that will show up in the shows throughout the season on Versus -

Think warmmmmmmmm

2 comments:

No_Time_2_Train said...

The good news is that not matter how cold it gets in Sac, it's still warmer than it is in Truckee!!

Dress warm and keep the rubber side down.

FYI That British journalist was Paul Kimmage - the British Pro who 1st wrote a book about doping in the pro-peleton in the late 1980's. I have the book around here somewhere. Remind me to give it to you.

No_Time_2_Train said...

Look at this way. No matter how cold it gets in Sacramento, it will be warmer there than in Truckee! Stay warm and keep the rubber side down.

FYI - The "British journalist" that Lance got into with was Paul Kimmage who is an ex-pro turned writer. He wrote a book about doping in the Peleton in the late 1980's or early 90's. I've got it around here somewhere. Remind me to give it to you.