It’s not so easy maintaining multiple blogs; obviously, most of my effort goes into the successor to the long-running “almost daily diary.” For that blog, I pay a few $$$ to engage high-quality spam filters (which saves a lot of time), and make sure it gets updated several times/week. So the question becomes, should this blog exist?
It does have one cool thing going for it- the Twitter feeds from the various cycling personalities at the bottom of this page. For that alone this will remain, and I’ll probably post by TdF trip reports here as well (although likely duplicated in the main blog).
Meantime, the relevant details for this year’s trip are-
Fly to Lyon on July 14th, arriving Friday July 15th (yes, we’ll miss Bastille Day). Take the train to Grenoble where we’ll spend the first couple of nights, and explore the Vercors roads (truly specatcular cliff-hugging roads carved straight into the rock) before heading on to spend 6 nights in a hotel near LaGrave, an ideal location for most of the Alps stages. The morning of the time trial we move back to Grenoble again, then the next morning take a train into Paris for the finale, and late that night take another train into Brussels, from which we leave the next morning.
Lots more riding this time than prior years; the plan is to spend a lot less time on logistics and a lot more time on the road! Bike Fridays again (like last year). –Mike–