The remainders of the parade. The parade may be over but even today there remains evidence of the day taped, stuck, wrapped, and strapped to the bikes. The decorations are more battle scarred than what you see here, but I know we are going to live with what’s left till it all falls off.
Aspen July 4th, 2005
Not really, but he thought so. It was the biggest day in his life, to decorate his bike and then to ride it in the parade was HUGE in his book.
On two wheels for the first time AND big enough to ride his bike in the 4th of July Parade. The hardest part of the day was getting him to wait for the parade to begin. The second hardest thing was keeping up with him. On your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Carnival night for the kids, they had an absolute blast. When I was a kid a successful night at the carnival was measured by whether or not someone puked.
By that measure, we had a successful night. I was stripping beds and doing laundry at 2AM. It was worth it.
The Orbiter Carnival Ride at night.
It boggles me that you could ride 235.5 Kilometers and your winning margin is less than a Centimeter. It is the smallest margin in Tour history. The officials had to rely on the official timing system time sensors, that are on every bike, because the photo finish was to close for proof positive to determine the winner. Unbelievable. 146 miles and you win by less time than it takes to blink. The biggest question though is where the heck was the Discovery Team? Lance all by himself chasing down attacks. They must have decided to take the day off. Maybe it”s just a strategy to lull everybody else into thinking they don’t have it this year. Let’s hope so. Oh, by the way, that’s 1/8000 of a second.
Thanks to Jim Heid for figuring it out. Lots of good information on his site go check it out if your using iLife. Personally, I’m buying his book!
Playing in the Fountain on the Aspen Mall