Cynthia Larsen - Sonoma County Real Estate Broker


No, Lance Armstrong, It Doesn't ALWAYS Rain Here

rain drops creating a puddleIf you are a bicycle enthusiast, you already know that the AMGEN Tour of California is our Nation's largest cycling race.  This race lures professional cyclists from all over the world, many that also compete in the Tour de France.

This years AMGEN tour of California is in full swing.  Stage One was from Nevada City to Sacramento.  Stage Two, which was yesterday, started in Davis and ended in Santa Rosa. Immediately after the race, Lance Armstrong tweeted "Does it always rain here?"

The race had taken place in February in previous years.  This year, the race was scheduled in May in hopes of better weather.  Guess what?  We had an unusual (but much needed) downpour just as the racers reached downtown Santa Rosa.

So no, Lance Armstrong, it doesn't always rain in Sonoma County.  But evidently it likes to rain when you come to visit!


bicycle racers in a pack crossing a graffiti laden bridge

Photo Credit:  Kent Porter



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 Cynthia Larsen
Independent Broker/Owner - Safe Haven Realty

Sonoma County, California, USA
(707) 332-2560

6 commentsCynthia Larsen • May 18 2010 02:31PM

Comments've had some nasty weather there....but that makes a race more challenging....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 4 years ago

Barbara - we've had 3 severe years of drought, so the rain we have had this year has been REALLY welcomed!  I'm from Oregon so it doesn't phase me one bit!

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 4 years ago

I have to say that I do not recognize the bridge.  Regardless, Why does it always rain during the Amgen???  Last year was worse.

Posted by Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor (Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA) over 4 years ago

Jim - as soon as I saw what the weather was supposed to be like for AMGEN I just thought oh no, not again!

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 4 years ago

Cynthia....Rain or shine I'm sure the AMGEN is a great event.  Just seeing world class cyclists would be a treat.

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Posted by Carra Riley (Realty ONE Group Premier Colorado ) over 4 years ago

Carra - Sonoma County has become a very popular place for cyclists, Santa Rosa has been in the AMGEN tour of California all 5 years of it's existence.  One of our residents, Levi Leipheimer was on Lance's Tour de France team, and after Lance decided to un-retire, he joined Levi's team.  Very cool.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 4 years ago

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