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Tour de France

Someday never happens

January 3, 2009

In 2008, I learned a little secret about life. ‘Someday’ never happens. As in, “Someday I’d like to cyclotour the Tour de France.” Or, “Someday I want to win a bike race.” Your someday’s always stay in the future, safe and secure where they can’t bother anyone. The dirty secret is that we know they […]

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Taking a natural break

August 6, 2008

As far as I can tell, in France it is totally acceptable to pee anywhere you’d like, as long as you are wearing cycling kit and riding a bicycle. Here in San Diego, we’re always looking for a public restroom of some sort, maybe a gas station or a roadside cafe.  One time in France, […]

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Watch it on TV next year

August 4, 2008

Last year, I watched the Tour de France on TV and in all likelihood, next year I will do the same. This year, however, I was at le Tour and experienced it in a way that’s impossible via TV. Stage 17 – At the 1km marker on L’Alpe d’Huez Our chalet was on the race […]

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I’m a little competitive…

August 1, 2008

Something magical happened at the end of Stage 19 from Roanne to Montluçon.  For just one moment, I was really racing the Tour de France. Bikestyle Tours arranged for us to ride Stage 19 in front of the peloton on race day and it was an amazing experience.  The fans, gendarmes, little villages, everything was […]

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Photos from my Tour

August 1, 2008

I took lots of photos that didn’t get posted to my blog. Here’s everything, enjoy!

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