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Wednesday at random

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2015-08-12

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August 12, 2015 - Larry Wilson wonders why the Amgen television coverage of their race last May didn't pull back to show the spectacular Arroyo Seco canyon and parklands.

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Larry Wilson

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Pasadena Star-News

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The view back down into town at Art Center offers a helicopter’s-eye view of the Arroyo Seco below, and it reminded me of when the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race finished there in May, and how people are still asking me about an oddity of the TV coverage of that event. For some reason I can’t fathom, considering what an iconic image the stadium presents, the aerial coverage of the finish of the race never panned away for even a second to show the Rose Bowl where it sits smack dab in the middle of the loop the cyclists were circling that day, and the announcers kept referring to “this great, closest-ever finish through the streets of Pasadena” as if the Arroyo Seco were just another residential area of the city rather than a massive canyon filled with parkland, hiking trails and the 36 holes of the two golf courses at Brookside. Why was that?

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