Monday, May 28, 2012

OTS Vehicles

I need to catch up with a bit of correspondence. So let's start with the car crashes, the first one delayed the start of Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California on May 19, 2012. This unfortunate vehicle left Glendora Ridge Road about mile marker 3.44. The first responders paraded past the Tour spectators around 10:30 am with sirens blaring. Ambulance, paramedic truck, pumper fire engine, hook and ladder fire engine, three search and rescue teams and assorted California Highway Patrol vehicles, plus a US Forrest vehicle or two. Suzy Degazon schmoozed the rescue workers with her cute British accent and got the scoop. The real incident happened the night before and the driver/passenger crawled out on their own. Nothing new. Matt sent me this photo.

A week later May 26, 2012 at five minutes past midnight this vehicle left the road at Glendora Mountain Road mile marker 8.8. I noticed that Wild Cad Incidents had it reposted at 10:36 am. Bill snapped this photo mid-morning.

If you are wondering what OTS stands for it is "Over The Side". Off-roading along parts of the road can be dangerous for all of us roadies. Needless to say, Drive Safe if you are cruising the mountains.

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