Stage 19: Party Boy

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When you watch the Tour on TV you only see part of the actual event that is Le Tour. About an hour and a half before the riders come through there is a large caravan that
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Stage 18: Grinding to the Finish

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Today Alan and I travelled to the Col d’Angel, the first climb of the stage.  We were planning to drive up the back side, down the climb and park on it, but when we go
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Stage 17: One of the Best Feelings in the World

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Today Alan and I headed into Italy to camp out on the climb leading into the town of Sestriere, which hosted  the winter Olympic games.  The French Police were hot on m
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Stage 15: Montpellier

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Team Clean Bottle is really limping to the finish.  Reed flew out today so we are without our French speaker.  Alan has saddle sores so bad that he needs to see a docto
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Stage 14: Col d’Agnes

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We camped out last night at the base of the Col d’Agnes, the second to last climb of the day.  The morning of the stage we walked into town to get some coffee.  In Fr
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Stage 12: Toumalet

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Today was the first stage in the high mountains.  Its crazy how back ended the Tour has been.  It seems like I have been chasing it around forever and this is the first
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Stage 10: Being Disease Free Gets You Coffee

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Now that we have Alan with us, our two-man wolfpack has grown to three.  Alan is a great guy, even though he wears Capri shorts.  He is a cyclocross and road racer down
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Stage 9: Saint Flour

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Its been raining almost every day this trip.  Not the kind where it rains for a few hours and then it is done with, the kind that rains, then clears, then rains, then cl
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Stage 8: Super Duper Besse

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Here is a little known secret of the Tour de France: there are two Bottle Boys on the course.  Yes, like all comical looking mascots: Ronald McDonald, Mickey Mouse, the
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Stage 6: I’m Sorry Brittany

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We had a relatively short drive to the Normandy region where we camped out on a beautiful hillside next to the last climb of the day, the cat 4 Cote du Billot. As beautif
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