It's been another no-ride week, which is odd as I don't feel like I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms. I guess that's because it's been a busy week, both at work and home, going out several times and watching lots of Tour de France highlights.
Tuesday we went to the birthday celebration of a client and ended up scoring tickets to the Tall Blacks versus Venezuela 3rd test. I'm not a fan of basketball but it was a good night out. Thursday we went to two plays at Bats, 'Once were Samoans – Family Reunion', and 'A Part of Me'. Saturday we helped out at Brookfield Scout Camp where the local branch hosted the Ulysses National Committee Meeting and we assisted in the kitchen. Sunday I had to work after recovering from watching the Tour de France 2nd time trial. The last week of the 'Tour' has been pretty chaotic with pre-race favourite, Vinokourov and another rider being kicked out for blood doping and testosterone use, resulting in their two teams, Astana & Cofidis withdrawing. Then, Race leader Rasmussen was kicked off his Rabobank team for lying / suspected drug use by his sponsors and that left it a 3 horse race between Contador & Leipheimer from Discovery and Cadel Evans, an Aussy rider for Predictor Lotto. Going into the last day, there is only 30 seconds separating those three riders which is pretty close after nearly 3500 kms. I just feel sorry for Leipheimer as he would now be in yellow if he hadn't assisted his teammate, Contador, through the Pyrenees. Thank God it's all but over and I will return to getting a decent night's sleep.
These blogs were posted on the KiwiBiker forum but I decided it was time for a change.