The Pain Patio

A couple of years ago I shared a picture of a sweaty garage floor around Tour de France time. Life has improved considerably since then.

Now, I pull the trainer out onto the covered deck area just outside my home office. It’s where the previous owner worked on his bonsai trees, and where we store garden tools, hang wetsuits to dry, etc. Even though it’s an un-glamorous part of the property, being outdoors in the cool morning as it gets light is pretty nice.

I shelled out $40 for a month of Sky Sport, which is running TdF coverage every morning from 6:30 to 8:30. (Except today due to an overlong Wimbledon match.) That’s a perfect time to get in a ride before work. Their commentary is pretty good, but nobody will ever rival Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll.

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