Tour of California through the Santa Cruz Mountains?

Ken scooped me on this: Palo Alto is angling to host a stage finish of the 2009 Tour of California. A proposed stage would start “north of San Francisco” (in Marin County, probably?), wind across San Francisco into the coast range then drop out of the Santa Cruz Mountains into downtown Palo Alto. Just for the fun of it I think it would be hilarious if organizers routed the Tour of California through Woodside, California.

Below is the Boonen commercial Ken mentioned. I’m not familiar with the Bettini one. Makes me want to hop on the bike! The Santa Cruz mountains is where I live and where I ride.

Speaking of the Santa Cruz Mountains, here’s a photo of me from last Saturday looking like a total dork in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

8 Comments

  • naotoj
    June 17, 2008 - 7:42 am | Permalink

    Although the scenery seems familiar to me, I didn't know that those Specialized TV commercials were made in Santa Cruz Mountains. Do you have any idea where they were shot?

  • naotoj
    June 17, 2008 - 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Although the scenery seems familiar to me, I didn't know that those Specialized TV commercials were made in Santa Cruz Mountains. Do you have any idea where they were shot?

  • gwadzilla
    June 17, 2008 - 8:20 am | Permalink

    here are some shots of me looking like a dork in Santa Cruz as well

    http://gwadzilla.blogspot.com/search?q=santa+cruz

  • gwadzilla
    June 17, 2008 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    here are some shots of me looking like a dork in Santa Cruz as wellhttp://gwadzilla.blogspot.com/search?q=santa+cruz

  • Chester
    June 17, 2008 - 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Seems a little discordant to have a commercial featuring Boonen climbing.

  • Chester
    June 17, 2008 - 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Seems a little discordant to have a commercial featuring Boonen climbing.

  • Yokota Fritz
    June 17, 2008 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    @Chester: :-) If Boonen can do hills on the Roubaix, then so can I!

  • Yokota Fritz
    June 17, 2008 - 9:13 pm | Permalink

    @Chester: :-) If Boonen can do hills on the Roubaix, then so can I!

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