Sunday, February 24, 2008

Watching the Tour of California and learning new things every day

Today's final stage of the Tour of California was a blast to watch. Congrats to George Hincapie on the stage win and Levi Leipheimer on the overall victory. Here is a photo from Saturday's start line courtesy of Peter Rupert, a former local racer who recently moved to Santa Barbara to escape our lovely winters. Check out Tom Boonen and Mario Cipollini discussing where they are going to go clubbing that night:


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Around here, the weather was decent enough to ride both days this weekend. I'm sure glad I did, because I learned something very interesting on Saturday from a guy in a large pickup truck who passed us while we were abiding the law and riding a double file paceline on a country road. He zoomed past us, hollered at us, stopped at the next intersection, then proceeded to make up some numbers that supposedly represented the section of the Ohio Revised Code that said cyclists must ride single file. He was a pretty smart feller. Thanks for the advice, Tex.

If anyone cares, here's a link to the section of the Code that says Tex is wrong (unless you are in a city that has passed its own single file law):

(B) Persons riding bicycles or motorcycles upon a roadway shall ride not more than two abreast in a single lane, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles or motorcycles.

4 comments:

Mike N. said...

It's idiots like him that lead me to believe that I should be allowed to carry and employ some method of immobilizing his vehicle once he demonstrates himself to be a risk to others on the road. In other news, how was the Spin ride today?

ds said...

We actually stayed local and rode a little later. Got in 50 or so. How was yours?

Mike N. said...

Did about 35 down the Valley Parkway. Nice and scenic, and all three of us stayed mostly warm.

Don said...

Cipollini = God

Don't forget Paolo Bettini is in the picture too. At home, Andrew and I call him "Golden Boy".