The Tour de Georgia swung by today. Hanging a right onto Rt 98 they pedaled my friend's house. She has a large porch in the shade, on which we ate crackers and ice cream and ice water and chatted while waiting for the bikers. They came, they zoomed, they left. It only took a second for them to pass!
From the website--The Tour de Georgia presented by AT&T is North America’s premier, professional cycling event and rolling festival of community activities. The Tour was first held in 2003 and has become a spring tradition with a varying route of over 600 miles of racing. Over 2.8 million spectators have traveled to Georgia to watch the event in the past five years, and direct economic impact has totaled over $148 million. The event is sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (2.HC ranking), and is part of the USA Cycling Professional Tour USA Cycling, Inc., making the event one of the top stage races for elite athletes around the world.
Below, the first four to pedal by were WAAAAAAYY ahead of the other one hundred.