I get my self so wrapped up in following the politics of cycling and transportation issues that it can be a downer sometimes, but this weekend it will be nice to just forget about all of it for a little while and be awestruck. There are few opportunities to see world class road cyclists racing in America, but lucky for us, the Tour Of California has grown in popularity to become one of the highest profile bike races in the country. So if you want to see the likes of riders like Lance Armstrong, who just came out of retirement this year, in the flesh, this Saturday is your chance. I'll be riding with some friends up and then up some more to the Millcreek Summit to watch where king of the mountain points will be awarded. We're hoping the route reopens to traffic fast enough that we can bomb the same hill the racers will descend and catch the finish before they are done whizzing laps around the Rose Bowl, where the stage closes. Excited!