Today Ayrton Senna would have been 52 years old. Take a moment of silence for one of the greatest Formula One drivers.
Last night I took my son to see Life Cycles. I thought it was awesome. The cinematography was nothing short of incredible. It is a must see movie. And while the images in the movie are stunning and may distract you, please pay attention to the narrative …it is inspiring, thoughtful, meaningful and felicitous to anyone who has ever thrown a leg over a bike.
The video below is not the official teaser but I wanted an image on my post. The link below the video is what I believe to be the official teaser.
So some have asked how opulent the place I’m staying at really is? Well check out this video.
Incredible Gourmet Kitchen
Large Formal Dining Room
Full Room Tavern/Bar
Wine Tasting Room
Grotto-Type Hot Tub Room
Enormous Master Suite
Detached 2 Bedroom Guest Home
Full Size Tennis Court
Brand new Furnishings Throughout
11,150 Sq Feet of Living Space
1.8 Acres of Landscaped Property
So many videos and pictures were taken and I’m still trying to sort them out. But here is one that has good picture quality and narration. YouTube of course compresses it and it’s not as good once uploaded. I am passing Furnace Creek 508 Hall of Fame racer Kevin “Wolverine” Walsh on the climb to Randsburg (only about 120 miles into the race) just as it pitches up to 9 or 10%. Kevin is my friend and racing is racing right? But friends don’t drop friends… they just make them chase 😉
I put together a video of the great scenery the Tour de Francis has to offer. The event was held in the Frazier Park area with a lot of climbing, including the always difficult but very gratifying climb up and over Heartbreak.
I used some photos from the Adobo Velo pre-ride on 7/24/10. I am still working on a ride-report and will post that soon. For now enjoy the video below. You may want to choose High Definition 720 and full screen.
Sorry for the delay but it takes a long time to cull the over 800 pictures, and video footage, reducing down to just 10 minutes. I would make a terrible editor in Hollywood. Getting a movie under two hours would be quite a chore for me. There were so many great shots with lots of deep meaning for me. Thanks to my crew who took the time and effort to take such great shots and STILL found time to take care of me. Without their care I would not have finished.
Thank you crew, Brandy, Colin and Julie — you guys got me through the 2009 Furnace Creek 508!!!