Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
With the early exit of the “Top” names in Professional Cycling and various others pulling out of the Tour in pursuit of personal goals, we are left with an uninspired peloton. Despite the efforts of; Tour organizers and various interested factions .. This Tour has lost its Panache ….
Monday, July 14, 2014
Rest Days are anything but Restful .. A full agenda faces all connected with the Le Tour ..
A mixture of; Rumors, Conjecture, Facts and Fiction.
The worlds Press work every available angle to dig dirt and inside stories.
I anticipate an interesting story surrounding Condador’s crash and broken bike frame. A cause or result ?? By Caley Fretz Published Jul. 14, 2014: “Contador’s bike broke in the lower third of his down tube and on the top tube just in front of his seat tube. Both tubes were broken clean through, with just a few fibers holding the two pieces of the frame together.”
Stage 10 claims Alberto Contador, crashing and sustaining a severe knee injury. Now the top two contenders, Froome and Contador, for this years Yellow Jersey have crashed out! Tomorrow is a “Rest Day”. .. Much speculation and strategy changes will abound .. We now have the potential for a Wide Open race. Many will endeavor to gain their stripes. I cannot remember a TdF with so many major contender losses in the first 10 days.
Can Vincenzo Nibali, 2014 Italian champion and 2013 Giro d’Italia winner, take the 2014 TdF ? .. Seen here wearing the Magli Rosa in 2013..
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Stages 9 and10 .. Pictorial definition of a: “Ballbuster” … All in a days’ work for the Pro Rider. Stage 10 on: La Fête Nationale (Bastille Day, July 14th.) "The Storming of the Bastille" by Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houel, the arrest of: Bernard René Jourdan, m de Launay (1740-1789)
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Last Years winner, Chris Froome lands in France, HARD ! Road-Rash .. When the moving meets the unyielding road Chris took this fall on Stage 4. Next day ,on the wet and treacherous roads of stage 5, Chris would crash two more times and had to abandon the race.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
This news feed picture conveys the sensation of a road race: ( Haworth, West Yorkshire) Best Route Map: (stage 1) Team Lotto-Belisol, reconnoiter the road ahead:…. abroad in the Yorkshire moors Lotto-Belisol .. 2014 TdF team:
Lars Bak (DEN)
Bart De Clercq (BEL)
Tony Gallopin (FRA)
Andre Greipel (GER)
Adam Hansen (AUS)
Greg Henderson (NZL)
Jurgen Roelandts (BEL)
Marcel Sieberg (GER)
Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL)
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Jean sets-up her Teapot and other essentials. At 15 months, her acuity for understanding the process steps along with the names of the tools is simply amazing. Her absolute fascination and sheer joy when we brew tea makes the experience so much better:….
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Monday, June 02, 2014
In this case “opportunity” comes from being back in the US .. having the wherewithal to hand .. Sprinkle in a; need, mix with inspiration add perspiration and we have a completed project.
Need: .. a convenient place to have Tea Tools at hand. Tea Scoop, Tongs, Table Brush
One to One layout of my; “Hachiman-Kasuga Torii”…. and some process steps: