Month: August 2008

  • Some Action from Alpe D’Huez

    I finally looked up the image that was taken by a commercial photographer on Alpe D’Huez and broke down and ordered a digital copy.  The other 2 images are canned that came free with my shot.

  • Ahh Paris

    Myrna and I watched the finish from the grandstand on the Champs Elysee, a great place from which to see the 8 laps that traditionally finish the Tour.  We went direct from there to the Paris Dinner Cruise on the Seine.  With an extra day to spend in Paris we visited the Cathedral Notre Dame, the […]

  • The Time Trial…Sastre Wins!

    Saturday found us in St. Armand Montrond for the crucial final time trial.  Despite the hopes of thousands of flag-draped Aussies, the time trial changed nothing and Carlos Sastre was crowned the winner a day before the ride into Paris. While we waited for the leaders, Myrna and I spent the afternoon exploring the small […]

  • Stage 19: Roanne to Montlucon, and a 3 hour ride through the countryside

    We spent the night in Vichy, and we set out early to ride along the stage route through the feed station at St. Pourcain sur Sioule and then on to Chantelle. From there, Chris and I relied on our map and french skills to tour through the countryside and back to Vichy.  A beautiful rolling ride […]

  • Stage 18: Firing down L’Alpe D’Huez to Athlete’s Village

    Today was the 3rd and last day of our Live the Dream package.  After an early breakfast at the Hotel the riders among us flew down the 21 hairpins of Alpe DHuez.  We then rode on to Bourg D’Oisans to enjoy VIP access to the Start Village and riders enclosure. Graham Baxter took us to meet […]