Monthly Archives: February 2007

Long Beach, cont’d

The Courtyard Marriott in Long Beach gets a solid thumbs-up, four out of a possible five stars. Here’s the breakdown: Check-In: A-plus. Only 68 seconds elapsed between the moment I entered the lobby and the moment I exited, key in … Continue reading

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Long Beach: Which Marriott?

The Phoenix Sports crew had a group dinner tonight at California Pizza Kitchen in Long Beach. Naturally, the place was filled with biking people. Fred’s friend Vincent, who is a mechanic for Discovery, came by the table and told us … Continue reading

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Do The Math, Part II

This morning I discovered I was two pairs of underwear short of making the flight on Monday wearing clean drawers. Today’s calculus: Cost to have one pair of underwear laundered at the Hyatt Valencia in Santa Clarita: $4.00 Cost of … Continue reading

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Santa Clarita: My Kind of Town

Santa Clarita is my favorite town in the Tour of California. Why? It’s the simple things. Last night when we arrived, I was so destroyed, the only things I cared about were, in order, a room key, a long hot … Continue reading

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DO THE MATH!

Greetings from Santa Clarita California. We’re back in a nice hotel, a Hyatt. A Stephen Colbert Wag of the Finger, however, to the management here at the hotel. They must have known there would be 300 tired, pissed-off people checking … Continue reading

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Solvang: The Time Trial

Last night we arrived in Solvang for the decisive Time Trial. Solvang is a weird place, best described as “Little Denmark”. It looks like a contingent of Danes settled this area many years ago, and have kept their spiritual ties … Continue reading

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Levi Tosses His Transponder

I just saw one of the guys from AEG responsible for producing the GPS TourTracker on AmgenTourOfCalifornia.com. He had a long face. Apparently, as CSC, Adobe, and AEG were struggling yesterday with throughput issues, cellular coverage issues, and bandwith issues, … Continue reading

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