This year I’m not blogging the stages of the Tour de France. I’m still watching, a little, every night. It started July 5th and continues til the 27th. At the moment there is four seconds’ difference separating the top three riders. But between work and exercise I don’t have the time to watch all of every stage. As usual, I’d like to record every stage in the hope of watching them later, perhaps even during the winter while pedaling on an indoor bike. But we’re only using one tape: if I don’t watch it in the evening, it’s wiped out in the morning. It’s too bad, but that’s the way it goes. I have to admit that I might never watch it, so why clutter up my life with the possibility?