Sunday, July 27, 2008

Lanterne rouge

Picture from Eric on ParisDailyPhoto

Tour is over today. I'll catch the ride into Paris this evening. Mostly just a ceremonional ride, with a sprinters finish for the last several laps. Carlos Sastre will win the tour. Doesn't seem like much interest in the tour from any of my cycling friends this year. Most haven't watched any or perhaps only one stage.

One term from the tour came to mind this morning, lanterne rouge. (red lantern) This is the person in the tour who comes in last place. That was me this morning. Speedy, FM2 and I went out to Cedars of Lebanon for 14 miles. 10 of those miles are gravel. I was able to hang with them for about 5 miles and struggled to keep up after that. Good workout for me, about marathon pace.

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