Well, technically he hasn’t won it yet, but since tomorrow’s ride is mostly ceremonial, it’s for all intents and purposes his.
I’m way psyched–I’ve been rooting for him since George Hincapie faded and I found out about a hip. How a man with an arthritic hip can win the Tour de France…well, it’s just amazing. And then after his remarkable recovery in the mountain stage 3 days ago…! That man has courage.
In other news, the spiral shawl won the Founder’s Prize in the Spindlicity shawl contest! That means I get a $200 gift certificate for use at the Fabulous Fiber Fest in Santa Monica, CA. So I’m going! It will undoubtedly cost me more than $200 to get there, get a hotel for the night, etc., but I’d love to see my shawl displayed as a winner! I’m very happy.
Today I go up Page Mill again, tomorrow I’ll take an “easier” ride and go up Congress Springs Road, which is also a long climb, but at much less difficult grade (steepness). It’s blazing hot, so I’ll probably drench myself with water before starting, and bring extra water to keep myself from dehydrating.
Off to go riding…