Is anyone watching the Tour de France this weekend?
I was actually at my dentist yesterday morning, having a massive cavity filled when he asked if I was watching the tour. I actually bought my road bike from my dentist, so biking is a shared interest of ours. This probably sounds a bit odd except for the fact that the BOY’s mom has worked at this office for almost 30 years and the dentist is also a friend.
I really haven’t been watching much TV, but I was excited to come home and turn on the Tour while enjoying a relaxing day at home catching up on emails, cleaning, and appointments.
What amazes me most is how fast these guys can go, along narrow roads, up and down hills, through obstacles, while maintaining close contact with each other. And on top to this they can easily stretch, pass food back and forth, or hang out to a car for a doctor’s visit. It’s crazy how comfortable these guys are on their bikes!
I became interested in the Tour de France through one of my all time favorite spin instructors a few years ago. She used the Lance Armstrong training program to build endurance on the bike, and she guided us through different stages during the course of the race. It was so fun and exciting! While I was watching in awe of these riders, it got me thinking about all of the good memories and adventures that I have had on my bike(s) over these past 3 years. It’s crazy to me that up until June 2009, I hadn’t owned a bike since junior high. Now, I own two! What a luxury!
I am so thankful to my bikes because they offered me countless opportunities for exercise and adventure. Here are a few of my favorite biker memories!
Buying My First Bike (and having to take it home on the train)
3 Years of Bike the Drive
My First Triathlon
Ok, so I just might be slightly obsessed with my bikes, but what can I say, I LOVE to ride!
Thank you bikes for motivating me out the door, keeping my heart and legs strong, and always being there for an escape when I need one!
And a thank you to the BOY for always safely attaching my bike to the car! He is the best bike concierge ever!
Are you watching the Tour de France? Where has your bike taken you?