This year Santa Rosa will be hosting the first stage (overall start) of the race.
Remy and I will be on corner of Third St and Brookwood Ave around 9:30am if anyone would like to join us. We will have a red flag on a monopod dancing in the air – keep your eye our for us!
From there we can figure out the best place to get some good photos of the racers. Downtown will be the best place if you want to get candid shots of onlookers and the event venue. This will be a good time to practice your panning. If you find a fantastic spot to shoot from and want to share please call one of us and we will spread the word.
If you need a refresher or just some helpful tips check out http://www.rmabryphotography.com/blog/november-2009-photography-tip-of-the-month/
This year the route is just to big to set a meetup point and then head out to photograph the riders. So we are gong to approach this a bit differently. This year we are going to post the routes and let you pick the place and time to capture the riders.
Road Closures - http://www.santarosa2012.com/maps/
Stage-To-Stage info - http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/docroot/media/2012/12-AToC-Stage-1-Log.pdf
- Closures for Saturday, May 12, 8am to 9pm
- Closures for Saturday, May 12, 9pm to Sunday, May 13, 8am
- Closures for Sunday, May 13, 8am to noon <-- ******
- Closures for Sunday, May 13, Noon to 4pm
- Closures for Sunday, May 13, 4pm to midnight
The Stage Map can be found at - http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/docroot/media/2012/2012AToCStage1Mapv2.pdf
Start: Santa Rosa -
Finish: Santa Rosa
estimated start time 1050am
estimated finish time 350 pm.
If you want to get together after the race downtown Santa Rosa, we'll post a meeting place prior to race day.
Have FUN out there - be safe, be creative!!!