28 June 2008

final sprint

I had the chance to see a bit of the final sprint at today's stage of the Tour of PA, the last before tomorrow's circuit race through downtown. It served to confirm my desire to take CD to France one day for a stage or two of the Tour de France. We watch it every year on TV but this was different. Sure, it's smaller than the Tour de France, but it was great to see live riders and to be so close to the action.

It was a little bit accidental that I was even there. After music class, CD took the kids home and I met up with a friend for a great afternoon on the south side of the 'burgh. We kind of knew when the finish would be but the riders were late due to a headwind. Fortunately, there were plenty of shops to keep us amused.

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