Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rain in the Tour, Rain on the Vineyard

Tom and I are a bit bonked from waking up at 6:30 am every morning to catch the Tour ride through the Alps but wouldn't miss it for anything! Hope we haven't lost y'all with our cycling posts but this years race has been incredible! The finale in Paris is THIS Sunday with a criterium down the Champs Elysee! Saturday is also a stage not to be missed, a final climb over Mt. Ventoux , infamous for it's steep inclines and treeless landscape-  especially exciting this year as it falls on the next to the last day- much could be decided. Check Versus website here for local TV listings-
Ventoux_ (20) by skamenz.
Mt. Ventoux, photo found on flickr by skamenz

I've also been meaning to post a compilation of a few new items any cycling afficionado must have so here goes..

New biography on Lance Armstrong:
Amazing shots of vintage bicycles:
Any cycling clothing by British Cycle clothing shop Rapha, specifically..
A Subscription to Rouleur Magazine - great cycling photography
Mellow Johnny's cycling gear (Armstrong's Austin Texas Shop)
a new  Cervelo S3
for cycling the Alps (this may also have to include two tickets to next years Tour...)
And a new cycling print of Mon Chat 
(as seen above!)

Vivre Le Tour! Have a great cycling packed weekend!

Paul Smith x Rapha
2008 Tour de France Paul Smith Cycling Jersey by Rapha 

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