Some of you emailed, begging us to take bike photos while at the Tour of California. We didn't let you down. Take a gander at some of the hot bikes seen at Stage 7 in Long Beach:
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Levi-less Gerolsteiner was the first team we came across:
The 2007 Amgen Tour of California didn't disappoint. The World's top riders and best teams turned out for another year of racing and the California crowds showed up in support. Over seven days, 1.6 million spectators lined the streets and towns across the Golden State to witness what is quickly becoming "The Tour beyond France."
Race organizers hope to add a few more stages (making 10 total) to the 2008 event and we hope San Diego is chosen as a Stage host city.
Just a quick note to let AMT-ers know that we will be at Stage 7 of the 2007 Amgen Tour of California tomorrow (Sunday).
The final stage will feature 10 laps around a 7.5 mile flat course through the heart of Long Beach.
We'll be sure to take a lot of photos and grab a few interviews, so check in for our post-race coverage on Monday.
"XJet" will target "under-served" markets with non-stop service on 50-seat planes. That's right, all routes will be non-stop. As its name implies, the company will fly jets, not prop planes, and each will have leather seats, only window and aisle chairs (i.e., no middles), and free XM Satellite radio.
Last week, Erin and I flew for the first time with our 5-month old baby. Our annual trip back to Chicago for early xmas with the extended family was the occasion.
Both Erin and I were anxious about the 4+ hour flight as well as the 90 minute wait prior because, as first time parents, we just had no idea how Sevrin was going to handle the airport, security, the takeoff/landing, and the monotonous hours at 35,000 feet.
Much to the benefit of travelers everywhere, hotel chains have gone head to head over which offers the best sleeping experience.
You have likely tested out one of the many sleep systems out there: "Heavenly", "Cloud Nine", "Sweet Sleeper", "Simply Smart", "Comforts of Home", "Elite Dreamer", etc. These clever marketing terms refer to various iterations of pillow-top bedding, adjustable firmness, mattress thickness, quilting, sheet numbers and thread counts.
What they do NOT refer to is NOISE.
Let me explain.
Here are some thoughts from Carolyn after completing her first marathon in New York City.
How often have you had to unplug a desk lamp or some other hotel furnishing to make way for your computer, phone charger, digital camera, or other techy tools?
When I was last in Vegas, the room occupant before me clearly had to do this and didn't bother to reconnect anything. When I arrived I was forced to spend the first minutes of my trip getting everything working again-which was much faster than waiting for the hotel's "tech support."