Monday, July 27, 2009

Tour de France

One nice thing about having to work this weekend is that I had the perfect perch from which to see the end of the Tour de France.

Before the cyclists show up, there is a long, loud parade of sponsors. A really long, loud parade.

It was a lot of waiting and anticipation, but pretty remarkable when the cyclists showed up.

Seeing them all pedaling together in a pack was like watching some strange, beautiful Mad Max-esque creature.

It gave me a lump in my throat, the same way watching the New York City Marathon does.

They did eight laps, up and down the Champs-Elysée, followed by a boatload of cars, toting the teams' bikes and equipment.

Yay, biking.


  1. "It gave me a lump in my throat, the same way watching the New York City Marathon does."

    Thank you sooo much... I run the NYC Marathon every year.

    I have a big lump in my throat now.

  2. ChickenUnderwear (ChickenUnderwear?!!), you're so welcome. I love that feeling. :)

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