Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stage 6 Tour of California Prep

"Stage 6 is going to hurt us all" -- Lance Armstrong -- "It looks like a seven hour bike ride".

From the Bob Roll Interview on

My plans have changed. I am no longer contemplating riding SR39, I am choosing an alternate route. See the message from the Amgen Tour of California website.

Spectator Advisory
Due to last year's Station fire in the Angeles National Forest, there will be some limitations for spectators coming into the Forest to watch the race:

* Access to Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2) is closed just north of La Canada Flintridge. The only access is via Upper Big Tujunga, Big Pine Rd, or via Hwy 2 through Wrightwood. Hwy 39 up to Hwy 2 has been closed since 1964. You can see that route on the maps, but that route is closed by gates and there is constant construction projects on Hwy 39. There are large sections of Hwy 39 that have been removed. You will not be able to get through via bicycles.

* Hwy 2 has recently reopened from the standard winter closure. Caltrans is still working on several sections of the road. The National Forest Service has advised the race that you will not be allowed to park overnight on any section of Hwy 2. The Park Rangers will be prepared to cite anyone that is parking overnight.

* Parking will be limited. There is still a significant amount of snow on the side of the road. Plan accordingly.

* There is also no overnight parking on Angeles Forest Highway or on Upper Big Tujunga.

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