|Thomas Voeckler enjoying his rest day. Photo by VeloNews.com|
If we all know one thing it is that we cannot predict a bike race. Nor can we withstand 3 straight weeks of the same sports interviewer questions. By now we have become familiar with each other. The riders and fans are ready to move on. It is delightful to hear riders complaining about roommates, listening to Bernie wondering where to find a coffee in the "middle of nowhere," reading news of Jensie joining the twitterati @thejensie, seeing James and Frankie quipping at each other in a boat, and reading tweets by a bike tour company enjoying a fabulous dinner in France. Rest and play are a wonderful reprieve from the past week's news of race altering life changing falls.
|"I'm in a boat" James Startt and Frankie Andreu|
|Laurent Fignon in Paris 2003. Photo by PedalDancer.com|
|Enjoying the pace in the Pyrenees, France, 2010. Photo by PedalDancer.com|