I was going to tease everyone with fantastic news but instead I’m in mourning.
The good news was going to be that one of my local free-to-air TV stations is broadcasting over 60 hours of Tour de France.
The bad news is that despite all that coverage there won’t be anyone to watch. Half* the riders have been excluded from the tour due to information relating to a major drug scandal.
I’m off to punish myself on the bike to help quell the uneasiness I feel over all of this. Yes punish… I’m riding – taking a 3 hour head start on my wife in the car – towards my mother-in-law. My wife will hopefully stop and pick my up as she drives past, and then we will proceed to the in-laws to smile politely and spend several hours attempting to prevent the children from destroying the artefacts that are all well within reach. Wish me luck.
* I am prone to exaggeration, but it seems like half.