Sunday, July 22, 2007

Tour de France 2007

This year's Tour de France came through our local town today. The gendarmerie closed the main road, normally busy with traffic and people gathered along the route.

For the average roadside spectator, the event consisted of two hours of la caravane, a stream of vehicles advertising various companies and products hurling trinkets (hence the hat), followed by ten seconds of the leading group and a minute of the peloton rushing by. Then we all sauntered off back home to watch the finish on TV.


Rich Hughes said...

Is that you Alan? You handsome rogue!

Alan Fox said...

Sure is!

Mind you, my wife managed to snap me at the critical moment, when stomach-sucking-in was at maximum. ;}

Rich Hughes said...

A more muscular, handsome DaveScot...!