I am going to be honest and only tell you what I know firsthand. I know that it started in Pismo Beach and that Pismo Beach is just fine, not great, but fine. On the plus side there’s the ocean and the beach and the surf vibes and that donut shop with the cool graphics. On the other hand, the pier was under construction and our media parking was taken away. Also we were told by a woman that there was a red hand, which was her way of telling us that the crosswalk was, at that moment, off-limits. Which, sure, but then again all the roads in our vicinity were, at that moment, off-limits to cars. That hand, through no fault of its own, was just acting out of habit, and that woman should have known better. So maybe there are some power trippers in Pismo? I don’t want to judge the entire town on one woman’s action, but I also don’t not want to. We also experienced San Luis Obispo. It has a nice Whole Foods, an Apple store that—as of the last time I checked—had four pairs of AirPods in stock, and a Starbucks that acts as an underground railroad for vagabond musicians and their hangers on. This is what I know. And as far as my experience tells me this, is the totality of Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California.