Be Right Back

Hey, loyal readers!

The Tour de France is over, which means three things:

  1. Congratulations to Cadel Evans. I was kind of pulling for Andy Schleck at the outset, but then Thomas Voeckler won me over, and I was sad to see him lose the yellow jersey on the 19th stage. But Cadel threw down and rode the most consistent race and really deserved to win. So, well done there.
  2. I finally can make some real progress on reading what those of y’all with blogs have been writing. I confess that I’m a bit afraid of the Internet during the 23 days of the TdF, lest my evening of watching be spoiled by a stray post or headline. But now that it’s over I can read up. Only 1,712 unread posts left to go.
  3. I now have a bit more free time to write here. You’d think that there would be plenty of time to write every day during the three to five hours of Tour coverage, but no.

I’ve queued up a few topics. Stay tuned!

Oh, by the way, I rode out to Sharon today to recon the triathlon bike course. The whole ride was great—even though it did rain for about two of the four hours—and I have a good feeling about the triathlon.

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2 Responses to Be Right Back

  1. Céline says:

    This is my first night sans Tour and I must admit I too am feeling a little lost. The last three weeks have been inspiring to say the least. As I pushed hard today on my ride and hit 32 km/hour, I couldn’t help thinking about the Péloton and their 60 km/hour pace that they sustain for hours. Followed by a sprint to the finish. Humbling.

  2. Jeff Mather says:

    Céline: I know! A while back I stumbled on the web site for a triathlon training camp. One of their qualifications for admission was being able to sustain a 17 mph pace for multi-hour training rides . . . in hilly, hilly Vermont. I frequently think about that when I look down at my bike computer in the middle of an after-work ride. “Oh, today I would be fast enough . . . unlike yesterday.” Then I see the TdF riders and what they do. They really are in a whole other category of rider.

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