On Sunday I drove down to Golden, Colo. to watch the final stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. I got there early and hiked up the mountain with my cousin, two cameras, a 300 mm lens, a couple chairs and a cooler. We staked out a spot above on the of the switchbacks to watch the riders. I’m a fan of cycling after growing up watching Lance Armstrong. It was very cool to see some of the riders I recognized from the Tour de France as they spend by climbing Lookout Mountain. I was hoping the riders would be a bit more spread out as is the case with most of the mountain stages of the TdF. However, the riders were staying together in a peloton for the most part, making it difficult to identify and shoot the contenders as they sped by. I saw Frank Schleck at one point and had him in my viewfinder until a crazed fan ran in front of me.