Category: Sport

Gross, gross error

Much as it pains me to admit, I have made a terrible mistake. In a momemt of weakness, I bought my husband the Abba compilation of hits. Yes, I know. What possessed me? It arrived this morning from Amazon and he has been playing it ever since.… Continue Reading “Gross, gross error”

Living dangerously

When we get back from a Sunday ride my husband always asks the same question “what’s for lunch?”  Of course, when he first started riding with the club, I didn’t ride. I would get up early on Sunday mornings, make his breakfast, fill his… Continue Reading “Living dangerously”

Seeking a good home

Since the announcement that Lance and his acolytes would be Team Radio Shack in 2010, there has been copious speculation as to the fate of Alberto Contador, the winner of this year’s Tour de France. While rumours have abounded about a new Spanish Fernando… Continue Reading “Seeking a good home”

Merely mislead

According to the club website, last Sunday’s pointage was at Andon. However, every other club, at least according to the Nice Matin was going to Canaux. A quick check on the map before we left revealed that the two were not too far apart.… Continue Reading “Merely mislead”

Normal service resumes

The Tour’s now over and life can return to normal. However, I can’t let the opportunity pass without giving a few final thoughts on the past three weeks of unadulterated pleasure.  First, the Tour beautifully showcases the splendours of France and each day I… Continue Reading “Normal service resumes”

Edited Highlights

Thank goodness for rest days: a whole day to catch up with everything I haven’t done over the past week while watching the Tour. And what an interesting week it has been. I’ll just touch on what have been my highlights.  Tom Boonen concluded… Continue Reading “Edited Highlights”

Magnificent Monaco

I have been somewhat remiss in not commenting on Le Grand Depart, stage managed so brilliantly in the Principality. From the team presentation on Thursday evening to the departure of Stage 1, everything ran to plan and like clockwork, thanks to meticulous planning and… Continue Reading “Magnificent Monaco”

Whole lotta winners

 I love it when someone unexpected wins. Today it was the turn of Brice Feillu, a neo-pro with Agritubel, whose older brother Romain wore yellow for a day in last year’s Tour. He was part of today’s break away and seized his chance –… Continue Reading “Whole lotta winners”

Slip, sliding away

The rain in Spain doesn’t always fall in the plain. Today it fell on the riders as they rode along the coast to Barcelona. Rain is only an issue in an urban environment when moisture on the roads, combined with diesel deposits, makes them… Continue Reading “Slip, sliding away”

Birthday Bbox for boss

Normal service was resumed today at the Tour when shortly after the start, France’s “chou chou” (sweetheart) Thomas Voeckler took off with a few companions to form what was ultimately a successful break. 2009 is turning out to be a very good year for… Continue Reading “Birthday Bbox for boss”