Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tour of California Countdown - How one journalist has prepared for Lance's arrival!

Santa Cruz County residents and pro cyclists Andy and Ben Jacques-Maynes are the only brothers and only identical twins racing in the Tour of California. I interviewed them for several projects.

NEWSFLASH:
On Monday, February 16, 2009, Santa Cruz, California, will play host to the biggest pro bicycling race in the United States - the Amgen Tour of California. This is the first time my city has been involved in this race, which is now in its 4th year.

EATING, SLEEPING, BREATHING Tour of California!
As an adventure travel and endurance sports journalist — and a big fan of my adopted town of Santa Cruz, where I have lived since 1993 — I've been involved for months in multiple media projects related to this pro bicycling race - here are links to my stories. The schedule for the TV show I appear on is listed at the bottom.


* Good Times cover story on local racers in TOC Stage 2 (Feb. 12).

Adventure Sports Journal, February Issue

Facebook Group: 2009 Amgen Tour of California - Santa Cruz now has 500+ members! I created this and maintain it as a labor of love so thrilling to see it grow and include members of the international cycling community.



* Comcast cable show (30 mins.) on Amgen TOC Stage 2
Live in Monterey, Santa Cruz or Bay Area?
Tune into Tour of CA sneak preview TV show on COMCAST CABLE:

CHANNEL 17:
(seen by Comcast viewers in all of Santa Cruz County, except Capitola and Watsonville): Friday 2/13 at 6:00 and 11:00pm, Sunday 2/15 at 4:00 and 10:00pm.

CHANNEL 34:
(seen by Comcast viewers in all of Santa Cruz County, including Capitola and Watsonville, as well as all of Salinas and Monterey) 8pm, every night and airing until 2/15.

CHANNEL 104:
(seen by Comcast viewers in most of Northern California, including San Jose, Marin, San
Francisco, Santa Rosa, but excluding Santa Cruz and Stockton. Saturday 2/14 at 12:30pm.