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enr1co
05-20-2013, 10:27 AM
Drove ~ 19 miles to the Stage 7 TOC Livermore startline to shoot some pics.

Fortunate to live ~4 miles from the base of Mt Diablo so drove back home, hopped on my mt bike, enjoyed my backpack picnic while watching the peloton "turn themselves inside out" just below the Diablo northgate junction ~4.6 miles from the summit finish.

Enjoy!


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enr1co
05-20-2013, 10:34 AM
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rice rocket
05-20-2013, 10:36 AM
Great photography!

sc53
05-20-2013, 10:42 AM
Wonderful shots! Did you use special photog equipment or just ordinary POS digital camera [by POS I mean "point and shoot" not "piece of shi$]!!

Lovetoclimb
05-20-2013, 10:45 AM
I know the guys dressed as the bear and the devil. Great to see some former Ohio guys living it up in California!

bluesea
05-20-2013, 10:54 AM
Great shots! Got to get one of those mesh jerseys like Radioshack.

TTigg
05-20-2013, 10:55 AM
Great pics, thanks for sharing. A year of so ago they went up our local Mt Baldy, of course by by all the KOMs :)

enr1co
05-20-2013, 12:42 PM
Wonderful shots! Did you use special photog equipment or just ordinary POS digital camera [by POS I mean "point and shoot" not "piece of shi$]!!

Thanks for the kind words on the pics!

Not really a "pocket point and shoot" but a 4 yr old DSLR Canon 40D
with a Tamron 18-270 compact zoom which I use as a point and shoot since I have it on auto all the time.
Most of the pics were also shot from only 1-4 yards away.

http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-18-270mm-3-5-6-3-All-In-One-Cameras/dp/B004FN1W28/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369067076&sr=8-1&keywords=tamron+18-270mm

Great, versatile, value lens- at last years final TdF, was ~ 50 yards from the road, on an elevated perch in the Jardin de Tulleries and was able to capture fair quality shots of the peloton rolling at their 25-30 mph clip:

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Lewis Moon
05-20-2013, 12:51 PM
Great shots! Got to get one of those mesh jerseys like Radioshack.

My thoughts, too.

dd74
05-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Great photos. Photojournalist quality as it really tells the story of the race.

kurto
05-20-2013, 02:43 PM
Nice. These are excellent shots and tell a great story.

enr1co
05-20-2013, 04:09 PM
I know the guys dressed as the bear and the devil. Great to see some former Ohio guys living it up in California!

Small world- those two guys were definitely having a good time that day and amusing the crowds.

They were pretty respectful of the riders unlike some clowns I saw on the TV coverage running dangerously close to the riders and sticking cameras and iphones in their faces.

enr1co
05-20-2013, 04:26 PM
Learned last year that descending off road to get off the mountain was much more enjoyable than dealing with the traffic jam of roadies (both experienced and inexperienced :eek: ) on the tarmac.

This is an iphone shot of the Diablo summit in the background- at this point, I was ~ 6 miles from the summit- Koenig had already won the stage and the rest of the peloton were finishing up.

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xodus
05-20-2013, 05:13 PM
Great pics which captured the moments. Thanks!

Climb01742
05-20-2013, 06:16 PM
I'll join the chorus...great shots...thanks very much for taking the time and effort to share. Particularly enjoyed the shot of Jens' TT motto.

enr1co
05-20-2013, 07:01 PM
I'll join the chorus...great shots...thanks very much for taking the time and effort to share. Particularly enjoyed the shot of Jens' TT motto.

Glad to share the experience w/the appreciative folks here!

Note on Jens pic- This was shot with less than 10 minutes before the stated race start time. He was his gracious and affable self providing photo ops, autographs until he finally apologized and decline further requests telling folks, "Sorry gotta go now, gotta go..."

Gotta love him! :)

soulspinner
05-21-2013, 07:11 AM
Thanks so much for these, cool stuff.

wc1934
05-21-2013, 09:15 PM
Great shots - thanks for sharing - can we hope for more?