Did you know that there’s a pro road bike race going on right now? In Utah? The Tour of Utah prologue was last night–almost in our backyard–so we walked to the turnaround in City Creek Canyon and watched with all the hard-core cyclists (and their egos). However, the racers themselves didn’t need to show any ego; they just went fast. Really fast. One guy nearly ate it coming out of the turn back down the canyon but he recovered and there was much cheering and ringing of cowbells.
If you like cycling at all (even if you ride a cruiser very slowly), you should really try to go see a stage, if only to see what you see on TV in person. There’s an individual time trial Friday at my new favorite place, Miller Motorsports Park, and the final event is downtown on Sunday. And they’re climbing a couple of mountains in between.