Palmdale to Big Bear

The sixth stage of the California Tour begins today with a ride from Palmdale to Big Bear.  This is perhaps the hardest segment of the tour as it is a tough ride up the mountain to Big Bear.  Not to mention the change in altitude.

The sad part of it all is that Lance Armstrong drop out of the race yesterday after crashing his bike and suffering minor bumps and bruises.  On the same day that doping allegations surround his name once again.