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Vuelta Picscyclejim
Sep 28, 2003 8:41 AM
Just got back from Espana on Thursday and I wanted to post some of the pics I took while at the race. I made it to two stages: Stage 4 Santander to Burgos, and Stage 12 Cuenca to Alcacete.

At Stage 12 I was lucky enough to go with a good friend who knows one of the ONCE mechanics (Javier) and I was able to get pictures with the team, go on one of their buses, and actually go up to their rooms and chat with some of the riders. It was quite memorable to say the least! Hope you enjoy the pics
re: Vuelta Picscyclejim
Sep 28, 2003 8:44 AM
Thanks for the pics!flying
Sep 28, 2003 3:04 PM
Lucky guy!
I would love to see the inside of a team bus & just check out all the equipment with the mechanic. Did the riders speak English or you Spanish?
Size wise they look like jockeys next to you ;-)
Thanks again for the pics !
Thanks for the pics!cyclejim
Sep 28, 2003 3:34 PM
Yep!...I consider myself VERY lucky. I lived in Spain for 3 years 90-92 and my wife is from there originally. The hook up was via my wifes best friends father, who has been a cyclist all his life and knows a lot of people in cycling there. He offered to take me to the race and introduce me. I spoke with the riders in Spanish, even the guys who aren't from Spain. They were all very gracious and nice, I of course was practically speachless!
Wow, awesome stuff!Asiago
Sep 29, 2003 6:03 AM
Great pics and great memories for a life time!

Asiago (formerly Noveread)
Good stuffboneman
Sep 30, 2003 1:37 PM
Nice pics and good of you to share the experience.