My daughter Lee and I went to watch the 2009 Amgen Tour of California. The day was dark and very rainy and we stopped on a hill just outside of Calistoga to watch the race. There were some nice motorcycles, mostly BMW's. The California Highway Patrol, on their big BMW's, roared around, closing the road for the racers. There were lots of camera crews riding two up with odd antennas attached. I didn't see any Harley Davidsons. The Beemers are really quiet, I think that the whole event would have been well served to hear some Harleys. Race Marshals were riding various motorcycles making sure all the rules were being followed. I saw a KTM and an Aprilia but mostly the ubiquitous BMW's,
I also saw some bicycles.