I have been watching this for 187 pages. What a simple question the OP made and how it how it has turned into a vitriolic diatribe (on both sides).
I live near Thousand Oaks, CA where Amgen is located. This is the 1st year the Amgen Tour de CA has not ended in Westlake.
I live in a cyclist mecca - great weather (all year round), great terrain, and country roads.
I find the cyclist quite neighborly.
Just my $0.02.
2014 Griso SE