Thursday, July 06, 2006

Le Tour

The Tour De France is back on TV. When I was a kid, and all I had was a bike to ride, I always enjoyed watching the coverage. It was always on TV around the time of my birthday, signaling that presents were soon to come.

Now, I know, cycling isn't really a very manly sport, but Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong were Americans who dominated the sport. I guess that's why I pay attention to it. It really shows how the US can dominate something, if we want. An american man with one testicle, and part of his brain removed, can beat the best cyclists in the world for 7 years straight, until he gets tired of it.

There are several Americans in the hunt for it this year... but it just doesn't have that same interest level as when Armstrong was making his run for the record.