Women’s Tour of California 2015- Stage 2

This year, for the first time, the Tour of California held a three day women’s stage race. The first two stages were held in South Lake Tahoe with the first stage circling the lake. Unfortunately, this was on a Friday so I couldn’t make it. Saturday’s stage started early so I drove over Friday night after work. The hotel I stayed at was full of graduating college students. The hotel was split in two with one half on each side of a road. The drunken students seemed to enjoy shouting back and forth out of the windows to the other side of the hotel. Thanks to them I didn’t particularly enjoy my time in South Lake Tahoe. I was only there for 16 hours, 12 of which I spent listening to them.  I was impressed with their stamina though. After waking up to the shouts all night I was surprised to find them still drinking and yelling when I left for the race at 9 am.

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The start and finish of Saturday’s stage was at Heavenly Resort. The stage was two laps of a 25 mile loop, part of which was out-and-back so I got to see the race four times. I brought three cameras with me for the weekend: my Canon AE-1 for the action and my Yashica Mat and Electro for everything else. Sadly I had to use up the rest of an experimental roll of pushed Ektar in my Canon. I debated just taking it out but it was only half used and I didn’t want to waste that many frames. I now wish I had. I don’t like the color of the shots on the pushed Ektar.

BMW Interview

Cipollini Team Interview Mexico team waiting

Stage 2 on the road…

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The climb to the finish and the happy switch to Kodak Portra 400 shot at 320….

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women's tour of california

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women's tour of california

After the finish, all shots from my Yashica Mat LM….

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