Tag Archives: TdF

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Ok, it was a short weekend for me – but here’s how it went down! 1) I flew back from the US After meetings in Seattle this past week I grabbed an evening flight back to Paris (via London).  This … Read More Here

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Watching La Course (the women’s race by The Tour de France)

Earlier this year a significant announcement was made that there would be a women’s race at the Tour de France.  It wouldn’t be the entirety of the Grand Tour, nor even a multiday event – but – it would be a … Read More Here

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Checking out Stage 4 of the 2014 Tour de France: From Le Touquet to Lille

Things started early this morning – approximately 6AM.  Which, for you early birds is indeed early for this non-early bird.  From there I’d catch the RER train 10 minutes up to Gare du Nord, where I’d change to a regular … Read More Here

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Watching the Tour de France finish in Paris

While we moved to Paris last year just before the Tour began, I unfortunately had to go on a work trip the day the Tour finished in Paris – thus missing the famous finale. Given this year was the 100th … Read More Here

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A day spectating on Alpe d’Huez at the Tour de France

After spending the week wandering around France we got back late last night following an exciting day on the climb to Alpe d’Huez at the Tour de France yesterday. While I’ll circle back over the next day or so with … Read More Here

A road trip to Alpe d’Huez and the Tour de France

The Girl, myself, and a few friends are working our way across France down to Alpe d’Huez and the surrounding area for later this week. As such, things will be fairly quiet for the first part of this week while … Read More Here

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A day at the Tour de France time trials headed to Mont Saint-Michel

Yesterday was a rather long day.  It started at 5AM, leaving home in Paris and driving approximately three hours to the site of Stage 11 of the 2013 Tour de France.  This year that was an individual time trial consisting … Read More Here

Watching the Tour de France on TV…in France…in French.

Over the past week a lot of things got installed/hooked up/working in our little Paris apartment.  Potentially one of the most important being our TV.  Well, sorta.  One of our TV’s works 100%, and the other one works about every … Read More Here

Watching the Tour de France live from 35,000 feet

It seems appropriate that as this post publishes, I’ll be on another airplane somewhere over the Atlantic, probably just north of Newfoundland.  But, this post isn’t about tonight’s flight, but rather a short domestic flight I took last weekend on … Read More Here

2012 Tour de France–A look at the Caravan/Parade

(Note: This post is written by The Girl…aka…my wife.) While the first day of the Tour is exciting in and of itself from a cycling standpoint, we were also both pretty excited about the famed parade that tours a few … Read More Here

2012 Tour de France–Stage 1/Day 2

We left off yesterday in Liege, Belgium, where the prologue stage both started and ended.  Today, (err…Sunday), we moved…well…just a few yards down the road.  Stage 1 would also start in Liege, but would finish in a town just a … Read More Here

2012 Tour de France–Prologue/Day 1

Yesterday we woke up around 7AM to catch our 8AM train from Paris to Liege (in Belgium).  That’s the beauty of high speed trains – quick and efficient transport while relaxing at roughly 200 MPH (or about 300MPH).  Oh, and … Read More Here