Ok, so it’s not a jersey and I don’t really have it, but I wish I did. In my Wednesday night cycling group a few guys were talking about going to the Tour this year, seeing as it is the 100th edition and riders are now clean. Really. The long and short of it is that they couldn’t make it, but as I’m celebrating the (re)gift of walking and riding, I’m on my way.
I’ll be riding with the nice people at Trek Travel – think of it like an all inclusive beach resort vacation but in place of the beach I will be in the Alps, and instead of drinking/relaxing/tanning I will be sweating/cycling/cheering. On the day leTour goes up Alpe d’Huez (2x), we’ll ride up as well (1x). It will be crazy riding through the crowds!
Today I left my family after a great b-day with my son Will. I’m going to miss them but thankful technology will keep the distances short until my lovely wife joins me after the finish in Paris.
Stay tuned for photos and videos from the rides and other fun along the way – I look forward to sharing this adventure with you!
Now I’m going to learn French. 1 hour is enough time, right? Two?