2015 Tour of California: Stage 02
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2015 Tour of California: Stage 02

Monday - May 11, 2015 - Nevada City

At 1:38 PM on California State Route 99, just south of the Elk Grove Area, on SirusXM Satellite Radio, on Shade 45’s (Eminem’s Uncut Hip-Hop Channel-XL) All Out Show, featuring Rude Jude and Lord Sear, we listened to an interview with Jessica Drake (an American pornographic actress, film director, screenwriter, sex educator, and radio personality) about her latest movie Jessica Drake’s Guide To Wicked Sex: Plus Size.

RACE BIBLE
Start
Nevada City
Finish
Lodi
Distance
193.7km
KOMs
CA 49, 64.1km
Sprints
Meadow Vista (40.2km), Cool (68.3km), El Dorado Hills (95.8km)
WEATHER
 Sacramento Sunny! TOO BRIGHT!
WiFi Strength
Stock Mustang
Number of Starbucks Visited
Five
Official Race Manual Race Jargon of the Day

Saddle: the bike seat.

Accommodations

Best Western Royal Host Inn.

MFS Team

Emiliano Granado, Daniel Wakefield Pasley, Kyle von Hoetzendorff. And MFS VIP BETA, Joshua Rogers.

Official AMgen TOC Stage Description

Official Amgen Tour of California Stage Description – With just one climb and elevations of 2,500 feet in Nevada City, which is hosting its third race start, and a more gentle climb of 55 feet in Lodi, this will likely be another sprinter-friendly stage. After a short circuit on the historic Nevada City Classic course, the riders will head into Grass Valley where another warm reception will await. From Grass Valley, the peloton will head due south on two race favorites: Rattlesnake Road and Dog Bar Road.

 

The route passes just east of Auburn this year over the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge, the tallest bridge in California. From here, the riders can look over their shoulders to the American River some 730 feet below and the start of the Highway 49 climb. Once they reach the KOM, it is a fast downhill route into Lodi. On the way, the stage will cross several railroad crossings and past several vineyards that have established Lodi as the “Zinfandel Capital of the World.” Expect a shootout between some of the top sprinters in the world as the peloton reaches the finishing circuits downtown.

Unofficial MFS Stage Description

Stage Two starts in the quaint and ancient mining town of Nevada City and quite literally goes downhill from there. Today’s race is a negative gain, the world’s first  Descender’s Stage. Here’s how it worked. In the morning the teams drove in their cars, vans, and advertisement wrapped RVs to the start of the race in Nevada City, high in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada. Behind the town, majestic mountain peaks scratch the sky before dropping into the tan wasteland of California’s Central Valley. Now you would think, “Yeah, the Sierras, going to have an epic stage today.” That’s legacy thought my friend, and legacy thought is bigotry in my book.

 

Fortunately there are individuals inside the TOC who have broken free of this bigoted thought process. Rather than do exactly what you would expect the race to do – climb into the boring, beautiful mountains, the TOC route organizers have opted to have the peloton race its way down to the desiccated grey tanned strip mall country below. Some of the world’s top cycling athletes were shuttled to the top of the hill so they could just ride down; talk about rattling some cages! The TOC has flipped professional racing on its ear! You see the TOC organizers are mavericks; when you expect them to zig, they zag, when you expect them for dinner, they show up for breakfast. These wily race organizers know how important it is for a race to keep its edge, stay ahead of the curve, they know that it’s only a matter of time before Manual for Speed and then, much later, Racers and Race Fans, will get bored with world class climbing.


Hey, Californians are the people who brought you the iPhone, these are the people who deliver blockbuster after summer blockbuster, these are the people who elected a man who has repeatedly played a robotic mercenary to be their governor for Christ’s sake, they know how to mix it up! Staying fresh requires a little risk now and again, but the payoff is worth it.

Today's Quote
“I hope a car runs you over.”TOC Volunteer
IKyle's High & Low Point
HIGH POINTS
  • Turning around to see said finger blasting mom resting her just butt blasting hand on her son’s head. Happy Late Mothers Day!

LOW POINTS
  • Having my butt crack finger blasted by a half in the bag margarita-charged mom while taking an audio field recording.

IITold By Towle
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Hello I’m Dave Towle. Welcome back to Told By Towle for Stage Two of the Tour of California.

 

“When the world’s most talented cyclists are literally tearing each other apart in the gladiator pit that is professional cycling, Manual for Speed is there to capture the Speed, Humanity and Spectacle of California’s Greatest Race.”

 

Stage 02: “MFS continues to strike gold in California! It was a full throttle morning supercharged with three rounds of emotional iced mochas. On a bridge above the confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the American River, Manual for Speed’s own Emiliano Granado went mano a mano with California’s Highway Patrol to bring you the TOC’s hottest snaps. On the rivet and rockin to Huarache Lights they burned through Central Cali to capture the merciless Sprint To The Death in downtown Lodi, but first they found some time to grind a set of tacos at the La Bamba strategically located in the Pep Boys Parking lot on South Cherokee11‘It smells like a Chicago Nightclub in that bathroom.’ – KVH regarding the bathroom in the Starbucks on South Cherokee.. The Speed Speed Speed boys finished off the night with a photo shoot at the season’s hottest Best Western pool party while pixel blasting the information super highway on a high speed DSL blogging bender.”

IIIState Route 99 Vanity Plate Catalog
  1. RL SNAKE
  2. GIRL 01
  3. INCMNG
  4. NETTIE T
  5. WE FLY
IVToday's SIRIUS XM Playlist
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VMFS VIP (Beta)

The MFS VIP is an All-Inclusive Five-Star Journalism Immersion Experience. Join MFS as we investigate and catalog the spectacle of professional road racing.

 

Proposed Package Includes:

 

  • Back Stage Access
  • Starbucks Visits
  • Car Rides
  • Indulgent Eating
  • Non-Sequitur Conversation
  • Hyperbole
  • Walking

Beta Subject One: Josh “The Josh Man” Rogers: Josh came to us sight unseen with a very minimal amount of internet exposure. With only our gut to guide us, Manual for Speed went to the edge of our comfort zone, and accepted Josh as our first beta subject. After spending the day together all parties agree that MFS VIP will be a huge success, still beta testing must proceed before this exciting new program is available to the general public.

VIToday's Auditory-Based Observational Highlight

At 1:38 PM on California State Route 99, just south of the Elk Grove Area, on SirusXM Satellite Radio, on Shade 45’s (Eminem’s Uncut Hip-Hop Channel-XL) All Out Show, featuring Rude Jude and Lord Sear, we listened to an interview with Jessica Drake (an American pornographic actress, film director, screenwriter, sex educator, and radio personality) about her latest movie Jessica Drake’s Guide To Wicked Sex: Plus Size.

 

“I think one of the things is Body Confidence. A lot of the times when I talk to guys they tell me I like big chicks, I like curves, I like a big ass on my woman. But women look at their bodies very differently and they don’t have that confidence. So a lot of what’s in Plus Size emphasizes having Body Confidence of your own because you bring that into the bedroom and you have better sex because of it. Another issue that comes up, is that there are different positions that are better for people of size. Being that I’m not a person of size, I needed to bring in someone that was an expert. Kelly Shibari did a great job with it and showcased many different positions. Liberator is a company that donated a lot of their products to the movie. They basically make sex furniture, they have wedges and stuff you can lay on top of.

 

“Being a woman, I think everybody goes through it at some time. People can be cruel. Also, deep down, people can be insecure about their shortcomings. I think there is a lot of stuff in the media that we should ignore. And I think women should figure out what they like first, and then with their prospective partner, they should figure out what they like. Because not every guy is going to like the same stuff, and not every chick is going to like the same stuff. I tell guys all the time look, just because your last girlfriend liked it, doesnt mean your current partner is going to get off on it. That’s where the communication comes in, you have to know what your partner is into, so you have to ask them, or tell them, or watch a movie. And say do you like that or do you want to try this, or offer to dress up and say what kinda outfit or costume do you want to see me in.”

VIITakin' the Temperature

Highlights/Notes/Observations/Feelings/Thoughts from the Pros.

 

“A few girls with 'Marry Me (rider's name)!' signs. And I wondered why nobody asks me to marry them. With a sign. On the roadside. Then I thought, it's probably a good call on their part.”Mike Creed “I've been called Ted King 3 times now.”Ben King “Playing a game where you just silently point to someone's back wheel and watch them freak out while they wonder what you're pointing at or what is wrong with their bike.”Joe Lewis “Two grown men getting a bus shower.”Alex Howes “I saw the quick stop on the corner in Grass Valley that I used to ride my bike to as a kid with my cousins when we would come to visit. But that was probably only interesting to me.”Kiel Reijnen “I did see a DS in the team car texting while driving in the caravan! <thumbs down>”Joe Dombrowski
VIIINevada City Start
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IXAmerican River Bridge
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XLa Bamba
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“Lets keep our powder dry, there may be more opportunities.” - Joshua Rogers, regarding the fact that La Bamba drove out of the Pep Boy’s parking lot before we finished eating what we thought was our “first round” of tacos. Had they waited until we finished, we definitely would have ordered a second round, and possibly a third. The tacos were that good.
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“I give La Bamba 5 out of 5 Jalapenos." - Emiliano Granado, lamenting La Bamba's recent absence in the Pep Boys parking lot.
“I’ve got taco finger. I love taco finger. It means you're doing something right. It means you probably just sat on a curb and ate tacos from some place that doesn't have running water.”Daniel Pasley
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XILodi Finish
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FR.TOC.2.1

 

Jump On It!!! 

 

This Field Recording made on 13 May, 2015 in Lodi, California, USA.

 


 

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“Ben King is a fly fisherman, which means he has good wrist action.”Joshua Rodgers regarding producing, managing and finessing a good spray.
XIIThe Lowdown on Lodi
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According to Hometown Boy, Ex-Exergy Team Mechanic, and Manual for Speed Alumnus Josh Geiszler.
  1. Joshua Geiszler was born here.
  2. Lodi is known as “The Zinfandel Capital of the World.”
  3. Lodi’s got an asparagus festival.
  4. Lodi has a high rate of train-assisted suicide.
  5. Slacklining is illegal in Lodi
  6. It’s cherry season.
XIIIBest Western Royal Host Inn Pool Party
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“I hope a car runs you over!” - an anonymous Volunteer in response to Daniel’s comment regarding the navigation of a post-race fully visible 4-way Stop intersection on the way to the Best Western Royal Host Inn, “Thanks, but I already know how roads work.”
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Custom MFS Photo Moto Helmets by Death Spray Custom.
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