So many friendly faces and scenes along the way with the Amgen Tour of California. As part of the Amgen Advance Team, we saw little of the race as we were always one day ahead. But in Solvang we were able to enjoy some of the pre-time trial activities and the trials themselves.
A friendly member of the Jelly Belly team, Scott Tietzel, was kind enough to stop and smile for the camera. Gotta love those beans! There was a bit of break in the weather at this stop but the storms caught up to us down the road in Pasadena.
You want to talk about some rain! Most spectators would not relinquish their ring-side stand at the finish even in this downpour. Though wrapped in raincoat and plastic poncho, I happily stood out this drenching from the safety of the hospitality tent. The less than favorable weather did make for some colorful wardrobe displays.
And even the youngest spectators in the crowd came prepared and weren't close to coming in out of the storm.