Wednesday 3 July 2013
Posted in Cycling, La France, Photography at 21:45
Have you been following the Tour de France? It started out in gorgeous Corsica this year, went through Nice yesterday (2 July), then on from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille today, passing through Biot and Valbonne, not far from where I work. These first two photos are from the team time trials in Nice yesterday, where I walked to the Buffa-Gambetta corner to watch the riders in a turn.
This morning, I took the bus to work as usual, but had used a half day off so I could ride to a roundabout that stage 5 would be going through. I didn’t get any shots of racers, since I wanted my hands to be free to cheer them on, but I did get a souvenir shot of my bike under a tour traffic sign and in front of the gathering crowd. This was my fourth Tour de France, which is even hard for me to believe; I only ever imagined being able to see it… maybe… one day! Now I’ve seen it several times. Today was the first I’ve gone on my own bike, though. It was a real treat, as a kid who used to pedal around her countryside home, who then grew up to pedal around the countryside of her new home on the other side of the world.