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GREAT TRIP, Back in the Office, and other stuff...(10 posts)

GREAT TRIP, Back in the Office, and other stuff...EJC
Jul 30, 2002 6:57 AM
...I am now back at work thinking longingly and wistfully about the last two weeks! If you EVER get a chance to go to Le Tour, DO IT!!!

My regular film is being developed today, and the GF is going to set up a small website to put the photos, so I will either set up a link or try and figure out some html and post them here.

The finale in Paris is absolutely exceptional. Thousands of people lining the Champs Elysees, all waving flags and carrying bannners or flags for their respective teams/nations/athletes, the parade of funky vehicles, and of course, the peloton as it cruises the 10 laps!

The battle for Green was wonderful, although I was pulling for Zabel, as thhe popular sentiment is that McEwan is quite a whiney chap. However, he is also one hell of an athlete and deserves his win!

Say what you will about the French, but their hospitality, and friendliness even with the ravenouse hordes is grand. Parisians are warm, courteous and very friendly. AND their love of cycling is ever apparent.

I of course was routing for Lance and was not dissapoited. That fellow is ALL business on the bike! His team was wild to watch as they commanded what seems the entire race while I was there! It is truly impressive to see these athletes climb mounmtains that put us to shame! Watching the peoloton speed past and feeling the wind push your hair about is awesome!

Anyway, I guess I have to actually work now, damn it all!!! Pictures to come!

Cheers,

EJC

ps - Oh yes, I didn't ask the question, I guess I am just too much of a confirmed bachelor!!!
you whiney little....AllisonHayes
Jul 30, 2002 7:10 AM
So, after SHE took YOU, YOU reneged. What a chicken liver, whiney little Canuck...

I hope you puked your guts out on some sour wine.

(She probably would had said no anyway. Just kidding - I can't wait to see your pics & trip report.)
Now now...let's not be snooty...EJC
Jul 30, 2002 7:18 AM
...after all, I am just a man (with apologies to Loretta Lynn on that one.)

Sorry Alison, the timing just wasn't proper! Besides, I can't get down on one knee when I hadn't even brought a RING!!!

One must be sure of these things...and besides, she's one of those damn Pinko Russians...they are devilish and always plotting something!!! ;-)

She and I had a wonderful time, and I think she enjoyed Le Tour more than I did! She said (in think accent) that she enjoyed "seeeeeeinnk all of de men wit de wery nice legs...". Yes, I felt inadequate!

EJC
Here's an idea...AllisonHayes
Jul 30, 2002 7:28 AM
Since she has a lust for legs, ask her to shave yours and then pop the question.

Hey, that's great that she enjoyed it.

(Admit it, you just luv that Natasha intrigue. It probably keeps you in check as well as on your toes too. Sounds to me like you have met your match buddy.)
Ja is she vrom russianbride.comafrican
Jul 30, 2002 7:59 AM
just kidding..........
sheesh ... why doesn't SHE pop the question NmSpirito
Jul 30, 2002 11:48 AM
Cool, can't wait to see the pictures. . .js5280
Jul 30, 2002 9:01 AM
Definately have to hit the tour in the next year or two to catch Lance in action.

Just be careful though, sounds like you're GF is computer savvy. Don't want to tip your hand here. . .
Did you go with a guided trip, or do it yourself?OffTheBack
Jul 30, 2002 9:11 AM
I want to go in '04, and I'd be interested to hear your experience with a guide company. Thx.
Can't wait for the pics!jtferraro
Jul 30, 2002 10:39 AM
It is so nice to have this lil' online community. Nice to hear you went and had such a wonderful time!

-Jeff
2nd Best GirlNJRoad
Jul 30, 2002 6:51 PM
Hey EJC -

Welcome back...Yours is obviously tops because she actually went ahead and booked the trip, but mine is a close second. While watching the tour this year she told me she wants to go next year and she doesn't ride.

Can't wait to see the pics.