Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Back From Vegas/Cali

What a week... Spent Wed-Wed in Las Vegas for training. Good classes actually, even though I know no one will believe I was actually in training.

The weekend I was there was NBA All-Star Weekend... which should be renamed NBA Thug Alert. Check it out on Las Vegas News. And if you think the 362 arrests were due to simply the large crowd... well, the largest crowd of the year is New Year's Eve and....

"Las Vegas police arrested 362 people since the start of NBA festivities, and 209 of them were from out of town, Montoya said. Between 80 and 140 people have been arrested during each of the past three New Year's Eve celebrations."

It was in a word...chaos in Las Vegas...not that I still didn't have fun... for those that are going there, and have any interest in Beatles music, I urge you to go see Cirque Du Soleil's Love - it's fantastic.

On a much more positive note, I spent the next 5 days in California. I went to see the Tour of California (think Le Tour De France without all the heckling of American Riders). It was awesome. Many of the big riders were there, and California native Levi Leipheimer took home the yellow jacket. It was a great success for a 2nd year event, with more than 1.4 million people coming out to see at least part of the 8 day race (2008 they are adding 2 more stages). Funny, there were way less than 362 arrests at this event, and there wasn't even any security around... strange, or not!

I believe that is a yellow "jersey"

I'll give you props for being interested enough to watch it, I wish I could see it or the tour of Georgia.
Very cool, Joe! It's amazing that Hincapie rode 90+ miles wiht a broken wrist. What a trooper.
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