Thoroughly disgusted with the road race. Yes, it's a good race. There's a groupd of 24 riders 5 mins off the front with 4 laps to go.
Beijing, however, leaves a LOT to be desired. I was hoping that once they got out of town and into the hills that you could, maybe, knda, like, perhaps SEE SOMETHING!!!! Nope, even in the hills the smog abounds. It's also on highways and not back roads so there's no switchbacks and the road isn't close enough to any "points of interest" to see it from the camera shots. Why? Cus of the pollution. Bleck.
Yeah, that's what dependancy on coal will do for you. Hmmmmm, isn't there some political old fart in the US advocating coal...
My wife and MIL are telling me that's the kind of views you'd see in the Tees river basin back in the UK BEFORE they stopped using coal. And breathing there sucked too.