Sunday, July 24, 2005

It would be impossible for us to not blog...

about one of our heroes, Lance Armstrong. For the past three weeks, we've woken up in the wee hours of the morning and faithfully followed le Tour de France to see him win the title for seventh and last time.

Admittedly, watching the tour has improved my commutes. If these riders can pedal more than a hundred kilometers each day at top speeds and sometimes during inclement weather conditions, then my 10km ride should be a piece of cake. Mind you if I was riding through the French countryside, I'm quite certain that it would even be more pleasurable, especially with a crusty baguette, fresh cheese and a bottle of vin rouge in my pack.

During Armstrong's parting speech he said, "I'm sorry for you. I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles, but this is a hell of a race," he said. "You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people. I'll be a fan of the Tour de France for as long as I live. And there are no secrets - this is a hard sporting event and hard work wins it." Mais oui, words to live by.

"Vive le Tour, forever". It won't be the same without you driving the peloton to record breaking speeds, but we will continue to proudly sport our LIVESTRONG bracelets and have no qualms about wearing it alongside our very fashionable glitter!