It's the evening after stage "2" and I am ready for the mountains to come tomorrow. After a disappointing cancelation of stage one, we had a shortened stage two due to the same weather front. Today we finally got to ride a complete stage, and I had my fill of un-needed excitement for the week. I had a minor crash about half way through the stage, followed by a flat tire as we entered Modesto for the finishing circuits. I came out relatively unscathed, but I am happy to go to bed this evening and put this day of work behind me. I much prefer to get to tomorrow's stage and help Levi officially start his campaign toward his 4th title. The ascent of Mt. Hamilton and finish up Sierra Road are sure to make some fireworks and make the first big gc shake up.
On other notes, I was happy to see my parents and wife at the start today. They are going to be here the rest of the week sharing the race with Team RadioShack and me. It will be nice to have their support in person all week. I should also give a congratulatory shout out to my brother and his new fiancee. I am excited to have a sister! I will report back soon. Thanks for checking in.