Hey, loyal readers!
The Tour de France is over, which means three things:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.