This week’s roundup will be picture heavy, because a lot went on. You could say today’s column is worth a million words! Onto it:
The Tour of California didn’t just live up to expectations, but it mamboozled them. In other words, what happened was incoherent and I’m still trying to process what happened!
Here’s my photo gallery from Stage 8’s action:
Downtown LA was a beautiful setting for Stage 8’s start
Peter Sagan looked calm and comfortable early.
Heading to the Rose Bowl was like a CicLAvia!
There was a lot of excitement around the finish line.
The most dangerous job. Finish Line Photographer
Toms Skujins was the star of the first part of the Tour of California, but not because of Sagan’s antics.
What an awesome race today in #bigbearlake #bigbearcoffeeroastingcompany #toc #amgen #bigbearcoffeecompany.com A photo posted by @bigbearcoffeeroasting on
Apparently, Stage 6’s time trial in Big Bear went down after all!
Alaphillipe & Sagan put up an epic battle up Mt. Baldy
It takes a lot of work to be so silly :p #tourofcalifornia
A video posted by Dot Wong (@wongwongway) on
Words. Cannot. Describe
Photo shoot w/ the lovely @jennysayyes on Mt. Baldy as we wait for Phil the Thrill!! #stage7 #mtbaldy #eatyourheartoutamericanapperal #stage1 #spyoptic #spygiant #cookiemonster #cookiesforPhil #cookiemonsteramgen #atoc A photo posted by Elizabeth “Libby” Painter (@libberish) on
I don’t think Phil Gaimon will miss his biggest fan on Mt. Baldy. As if the Tour of California isn’t enough, Bike Week took center stage across Los Angeles:
Thanks to all you came on our @el_pedal-led ride to end #SadDeskLunch! We had a great time with folks from @bikemetro. Photo by @serenagrace! #bikeLA #BikeWeekLA #bicyle
A photo posted by L.A. County Bicycle Coalition (@lacbc) on
A number headed out for Bike to Lunch over at Grand Central Market
Thank you @happeningindtla for the support ✨ #Repost @happeningindtla with @repostapp. ・・・ Get rollin! It’s #BikeToWork day today (5.14) • Ride the @metrolosangeles free when you hop on with your bike || by: @frankdaturtle via @cycle_survive @justridela and @citynightshift #repost #happeningindtla #dtla #downtownla #citynightshift #justridela @ladottransit
A photo posted by #CityNightShift (@citynightshift) on
Bike to Work Day is also Bike from Work Day Some lovely people came out to the many Pit Stops across the county
Bike Night is just getting started! || photo @eastsideriders #BikeNight #BikeWeekLA #LoveMetroLA #Ⓜ # A photo posted by Metro Los Angeles (@metrolosangeles) on
The week ended with a big celebration at Union Station. Remember, every week is really bike week.