Thursday, July 15, 2010

We Have The Fever....Tour De France Fever

For the first time in a few years, I am doing my darndest to follow this year's Tour De France in the way it should properly be followed. At 5am on versus tv, for three weeks. The voices of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin have always defined summer at our house. The scenery is so stunning, and the race exciting. Brings back SO many memories of our "Trip of a Lifetime" in 2001 where the Mister and I went on a Breaking Away Bicycle Tour to follow the Tour, ride many of the mountain stages, and be on the Champs Elysees to see Lance Armstrong win his third tour. We waited for the tour to pass through atop Luz Ardiden, we rode the Tourmalet and Hautacam in one day, we saw a time trial, we caught feed bags in a feed zone, we got tossed out of restricted areas by Lance's bodyguard, we chatted with Lance's mechanic, we brought a pound of Peet's coffee and managed to deliver it directly into George Hincapie's hands, we came home and saw ourselves on the ESPN coverage.

A once in a lifetime trip, but watching on tv is a lot less exhausting!

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