I got to see part of history take place in Missouri yesterday (Thursday, Sept 13). I went on a day trip to Branson, MO, to watch the Speed Trial of the Tour of Missouri. It was awesome. I’ve watched some of the Tour de France (on TV of course), but to see some of these guys that are the best in their sport compete, it was great. The winner of the Tour de France was competing (Alberto Contador Velasco), he rode for Discovery Team. There were about nine others that had competed in Tour de France that were also riding in the Tour of Missouri. I was in a spot on the 18 mile loop they did that allowed for a bout a mile view-ability of the bikers, and I got to see them twice (they doubled back on this stretch). The first view was of them speeding by going down hill, then they would turn around and come back and have to climb the hill they just went down. I recently just started riding a bike, and I climb little hills around town, I totally respected the ones that could just zip right up the hill like it was nothing. It was a great day, the weather was awesome, got to meet some really cool people, and got to see some amazing athletes.
Here’s some photos I took while there, I know who a couple of them are…but since I’m not an avid cyclist person I really don’t have a clue. But there some cool pics of the bikers. (Photos)