Category Archive: Tour de France

Jul 01 2013

Happy Canada Day

It’s July already, wow! So Happy Canada Day, eh. It’s also now two days until I lose the halo, that’s honestly much more exciting. I know I can get through these days, just trying to figure out what to do with my hair 🙂 And in between, I’m still writing. Here’s today’s piece. Gerrans Scores …

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Jun 30 2013

Report: Le Tour Stage 2

I sure wish I was there… the Corsica countryside looks stunning and the event is as impressive as ever. Since I’m not I will have to be content to follow it as best I can via all of the online and social media outlets I have access to. New to my blog is the twitter …

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Jun 29 2013

What a way to start the 100th Tour de France!

I watched in disbelief, as did millions of others I’m sure. Then I wrote a short piece for about when Murphy’s Law rules at le Tour. You can read it here… Chaos in Corsica And then I spent a little timing seeing what the aftermath was. The one thing that really caught my eye …

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Jul 19 2012

Ah, Le Tour!

What an amazing event the Tour de France is… always filled with drama and excitement and surprises. Of course I’d love to be there again to cover it, perhaps next year. I am very fortunate that I have lots of flexibility during the week so I’ve been able to watch some of the key stages …

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Aug 22 2011

The Big Tour, continued (and concluded)

[Warning: long entry!] Here’s the final trip report from France and le Tour… not sure why it’s taken me so long to wrap it up, blame it on “retirement”. I left off in the Pyrenees, with the Belgians heading north while Andrea and I stayed put; trip 3 was really nice with no places we …

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Jul 27 2011

Paris… trip 5 of 5

I’ll follow up my teaser of bus photos with a short report from Paris… this is the last night here, we’ll be on a flight back to Toronto in the morning. I’ll circle back to fill in the 3 trips between (Pyrenees, Provence and the Alpes) once I’m back home. Riding in Paris Paris; I …

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Jul 26 2011

Buses of le Tour

One of the many stories of this trip is based on the many campers and buses that form a part of the experience. I’ve gone through my photos and picked out a small gallery of bus photos… most are VWs, the ones that aren’t are still part of the story and experience. Here are a …

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Jul 25 2011

Three Trips later…

How time flies… I had meant to write and post here the way I’ve always written in journals when I travel (daily) and find myself at this end of le Tour with lots of untold stories and only a few more days left in Paris. I’m sitting, listening to the traffic on Rue St. Michel …

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Jul 10 2011

T = Today

I’m still packing, still wrapping my mind around leaving for Europe today, arriving Monday. Wim has already given me the “bad news” that my hours are filling without me having a say (of course I would say yes, Wim knows that). Still a little left in the bottle from last year, until later today! Today …

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Jul 09 2011

Almost time to fly…

I’m really glad this trip came together, it was a let-down when the April trip to Belgium fell through. Things seem to happen for reasons though, and this is certainly a great trip to offset that disappointment. Wim and I have been talking through the nitty-gritty over the past few days and I like how …

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