Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tour of Utah: Stage #4

I woke up totally exhausted after arriving home from Boise at 11 pm. Luckily Kate was looking forward to watching the bike race and basically talked me into going. You've got to love it when your 6 year old daughter begs you to take her to a race! We made a quick stop at Wendy's for some chili to go on the way to Little Cottonwood Canyon. Pulling over about a quarter mile past Tanners Flat, we had a little picnic in the back of the Explorer while we waited. About 5 minutes before the lead riders came by Kate scored a cow bell from the Toyota United team van. That was cool and she loved ringing it as each group passed.

Here's the leader, Blake Caldwell of Garmin-Chipotle:

Jeff Louder was in hot pursuit (he would eventually bridge to the leader and win the stage):

After the last riders came by we drove to White Pine for a hike. You see, Kate had packed a granola bar that she wanted to eat in the wilderness. We walked about 10 minutes up the trail before flipping around and returning to the bridge where she ate her snack and threw rocks into the water. And to think I was going to skip the race and stay at home.

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