Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th!

I'm going to a BBQ party on the beach today and have to pull myself together mighty quick to not be late so this is just a quick update now with more to follow later. In the Tour de Fleece today I did manage to watch the cyclists this morning while finally plying the mill ends. I will move on to something new tomorrow, though I plan on dying this yarn at some point.

The Tour de France today had some real ups and downs with a lot of sadness as Alejandro Valverde, Fred Rodriguez and Eric Dekker all left the race with broken bones. Fast Freddy fell badly with Dekker and first reports say that he broke his wrist while Dekker has done the same to some teeth. It's especially sad for Dutchman Dekker, who crashed out before the race ended today IN Holland. Also, he had said this was to be his last Tour, and I'm sure he didn't intend for it to end like this. All three are big personalities but the loss of Valverde means the loss of a real overall race favorite. Ironically, this will favor the fortunes of American hopefuls George Hincapie, Floyd Landis and Levi Leipheimer, who today saw a dangerous man leave the Tour. Still sad though. The day was good for two T-mobile riders who are reeling in the loss of Ullrich in the doping scandal. Matthias Kessler and Michael Rodgers placed first and second in a nail-biting finish.

Have a happy and SAFE 4th everyone! Happy Anniversary mom and dad!

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