Palomar Mountain
Welcomes the Amgen Tour of California

Community Spirit from Mike Pique

Cyclists Try a Taste of Toughness

East Graders - Go Lance!

Emi's Amgen Blog - Wow!

Fans get in on Action

Front Row at KOM w/Cor & Toby

Front Seat in Jim's Mazda

Father and Son

Lure of Palomar

Mountain Didn't Disappoint Cyclists

Palomar Summit

PMVFD Fundraiser a Fun Success

Ride Palomar!  Feels like Europe!

School Makes Clean Sweep to KOM

Syringe Man Snow Bound

There was no lack of enthusiasm from all the Palomar folks and Amgen fans cheering riders up to the King of the Mountain (KOM) finish line!  After tackling the 21 turns up the grade, the cyclists were definitely "dancing on their pedals" to reach the Palomar Summit at 5123 feet in elevation.  So much fun to watch!

Like these close-ups?  Thank photographer Mike Stevens with his camera you see upper right.   He zoomed in on the riders while sharing the flatbed trailer we parked at the top of the South Grade a couple nights before the race.

People in 90 countries around the world watched the race while we cheered the athletes with our cameras out to capture the day. 
Thanks to all who have shared  photos and sent press links!

About 40 riders finished the race with 26 Olympic athletes including an Olympic Gold Medal winner, three Tour de France winners, and of course, #2 Lance Armstrong!

South Grader, Larry Groupe's "Palomar Pups" Hot Dog Stand with sodas chilling in the snow!

We had lots of community involvement working hard to make this a fun weekend-to-remember, a mile nearer heaven.  Do you have photos to share?  Simply send them my way and I'll link for all to enjoy.

Thanks!
Bonnie Phelps, Editor
Palomar Mountain News

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