Sunday, July 8, 2007

Tour de France: Smokin'

After yesterday's prologue, today is the first stage of the Tour de France 2007. I feel like celebrating that with a picture from the era when "Men were made of steel and boats were made of wood", as cousin E once said. Le Tour has changed in character quite a bit since then.

Huffin' and puffin'



LS said...

What were women made of back then? Wool? Or maybe hemp rope?

Great picture! All those French hills and mountains need to be conquered once a year. Reminds me of PP and me reading about the race on foot up to the top of Mt Washington in New Hampshire - the winner ran to the top in one hour I think. Amazing!

O.K. said...

Starched linen! ;)

The biking clothes were all wool back then, pink spandex for men is a modern invention...

Up Mt Washington in one hour? Did they check the winner for doping with helium?