Been pretty dead around here for some time. The Tour is as interesting as ever, and the perennial controversies are booting up.
But the joy is in the experience. To that end, I'm linking to a post I wrote some time ago from another blog I do. It's about building your own way to view the Tour on your computer. Because you should be better informed than the professional yammerers who natter on and on while the peddlers of charm are doing their thing.
Homemade Tour Tracker*
*always respect copyright laws.
20 July, 2010
19 July, 2010
Pop-up books were fun when I was a kid. Problem was, they were most fascinating when I was least able to handle them. At the age I wanted these books, I was quickly destroying the intricate models that were opening with each page. Still, this one is cool.
18 July, 2010
Sponsor madness. Enter to win a trip to the 2011 Tour de France.
17 July, 2010
While this one is fun, it takes quite a bit of work. First you need a GPS. Then you need to ride every stage of the race. Then, when your ride is done, upload your ride to Map My Ride. They'll convert your effort into what it would be if you rode the actual TdF Stage of the day. with that, they'll compute a leaderboard.
16 July, 2010
15 July, 2010
Let's thank head butt'r extraordinaire Mark Renshaw for prompting this excellent video analysis by Cyclocosm: