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2012 Tour de France

My wife went to Amsterdam a few weeks ago. I, thinking it would be a quick round trip, didn't go with her. On the final day of her trip, I get a call, "guess where we're going tomorrow? Liège!" She and few others would be taking the train to Belgium for the start of Le Tour de France. There was no way of knowing they'd go before she left, but she did manage bring back some goodies and some photos posted below.

The 2012 TDF has been fun to watch and also witness a new breed of (mostly clean) cyclists come to the fore. The racing is much different, but exciting nonetheless. Bradley Wiggins and the SKY racing team have dominated since taking over the Yellow Jersey from Fabian Cancellara and BMC after the first week. They are arguably the two best teams there this year. The Brits should also do well in the 2012 Olympics given their TDF successes thus far.

Next year is the 100th running of the TDF and it would be cool to see it up close. Vive le Tour.


Bradley Wiggins warming up before the first TT                             BMC Team Car


Long Shadows

Saturday turned out to be a rare November day (around here, that means no rain). The valley trail was in great shape and the fall shadows were perfect for snapping a few pics. ATD

Valley Trail (click for larger photo)Valley Trail (click for larger photo)


It's All Uphill From Here

The race was over an hour, so I've time-lapsed the middle, and you can scrub the timeline to 2:45 and/or 3:20 to get on with it. WARNING: POV video is a bit "busy" and may cause dizziness.

Each Fall, since 2004, we've been traveling to Boise, ID to do the BB HC race that our friend Jeremy introduced us to. While only 16 miles, it's fast and has an elevation gain of 3K feet and doesn't let up until the last mile. This year, I decided to wear my helmet cam to record some of the action (from my POV). Next year, I'll mount it on my bike making it easier to watch. Enjoy! ATD