SCENES FROM CHIMNEY ROCK ROAD
ON THE WAY TO PASO ROBLES
Stage 5 of the 750 Mile Amgen Tour of California is the longest. Racers would ride 135 miles and climb 10,000 feet.
Closure of the Pacific Coast Highway rerouted the race to run from Seaside, near Monterey to Paso Robles.
By the time the racers got to this junction of Lake Nacimiento and Chimney Rock roads, they had raced 125 miles.
A top running racer crashes.
I asked the Marshal if he got to keep the bike.
"It is my bike" he shot back.
The story of the day was the racers, who had completed King of the Mountain legs at Laureles Grade and Carmel Valley, sprints and another King of the Mountain between Lake Nacimineto and San Antonio Reservoir. Hard work in beautiful country.
See you down the trail.