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I *LOVE* Le Tour

on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 19:29

Every year, I say to myself "Yeah, it'll be nice to watch the Tour de France," saying so casually because I know I like it.

I don't just like it. I LOVE it.

I get wrapped up in the moment by moment attacks by riders, the crushing climbs up mountains, the crashes, wondering whether breakaways are going to stay out ahead, and watching unexpected winners win stages and jerseys.

It's interesting that I have as much fun watching the live, text-based moment-by-moment coverage at nearly as much as I like the TV-based coverage on the Versus network. I still watch the Versus


Red Sox win

on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 19:18

Went with Dries and his wife Karlijn to see the Sox play last night. Their first game.

Tix (for amazing seats!) obtained by the ever-fantastic Roger (red jacket), accompanied by my wife (pink sweater) and kudos to Chuck (left), who got to go because he scored our first revenue dollar. (Go Chuck!)

Jason Varitek hit an exciting long ball to center, but his sac-fly brought Manny home. Oh; Sox beat the Rays. Of course. :-) Making them first in the AL East (as they should be).

Feats of strength

on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 12:59

I'm not sure; maybe you have to be a cyclist, and know the pain that occurs after a long climb, and how fatigue has set into your legs, and how every pedalstroke is simultaneously a pain-generator, a motivator, and chinese water torture all in one.

Maybe only cyclists can appreciate the moment when somebody in a huge climb just pulls away from the rest of the pack, and conquers the pain with sheer strength.

But maybe you don't have to be a cyclist. If you can watch this video and not simply be amazed, then maybe you need to get your butt on a bike. ;-)


Wait for it...

on Tue, 05/06/2008 - 16:08

I guess we've all spaced out at least once in life.

(Thanks to Boston Biker.)


The perfect race

on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 22:25

This is why I love the BKW blog: for the beauty of the writing, and the understanding of the sport.