Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What To Do With My Mornings Now?

The Tour has ended and mornings now mean work. The Vuelta will be here soon though. It was an interesting tour. There seemed to be a lot of flat stages without much excitement. I was glad to see Voeckler win a stage. He is always out on the attack. Looks like picking Bradley Wiggins for my Fantasy Tour team was a genius move - who knew? I finished 8th out of 140 teams. Not bad for a first time try. I also had the winner Contador and second place finisher Andy Schleck. This tour showed that there a lot of young riders able to challenge for the GC, so it looks like some exciting tours ahead. Even though I didn't have him on my team, it was good to see Lance make the podium. He rode a great race.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Prayers and Well Wishes

Stage 16: Jens Voight suffered a horrible crash on the descent of the Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard. Prayer and well wishes for a full revovery go out to him.

In other tour news - Lance is still in 2nd. Will he have his time trial form of old? Four of my riders on my fantasy team are in the top 10! Go Seadogs. Tomorrow is a brutal mountain stage.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Off to Maine

I'm off to visit my family in the Portland area. After the triple digit temperatures here in Dallas I am looking forward to some cooler weather. Last year I ran into some cool weather and fog.

Looking across to downtown

Portland Head

Friday, July 3, 2009

Tour de France Eve

It's almost here! Tomorrow is the Prolog from Monaco. It will be an interesting start. With a nice little climb in the middle it's not a given that Cancellara will win it. Will Astana go for it and have to defend the maillot jaune for the first week?

I have a fantasy racing team for the Tour that is being run by the Podium Cafe. It consists of 10 riders. My top 2 racers are Contador and Little Schleck. You could only spend 100 points for the 10 riders, which made Cancellara too expensive. :(

What to watch first in the morning - the Prolog or Venus and Serena at Wimbledon?

Happy 4th of July!