Saturday, July 14, 2007

Stage 6: Semur-en-Auxois - Bourg-en-Bresse




Poor Bradley Wiggins - how must it have felt to look over his shoulder and see the pelaton aproaching and getting nearer and nearer. When I started watching yesterday he was some seventeen minutes ahead - and he finished last!


At one point I remember wondering whether the pelaton would catch him at all, but they gradually pegged him back and the chase had an air of invariability about it. The hare and the tortoise all right. The question is, was he very brave or remarkably foolish? Today will tell I think, but it takes courage of a sort to ride the way he did yesterday.








Stage 7 today will sort the men from the boys methinks. Will Mark Cavendish have his day of glory? Bourg-en-Bresse - Le Grand Bornand is 197.5 km and the going for some will get tough.




I know how they feel. It has been a manic busy week, culminating in an unsuccessful job interview. Not to worry - at least there has been some progress with my Canapé. Nine and half pattern repeats completed now, but could someone please explain to me why I still have as much yarn left as when I started. I just don't understand. I am so enjoying the Tour de France KAL as it has rekindled my interest in the Tour - I haven't enjoyed a Tour so much for years.




5 comments:

nanatoo said...

Joy, I just popped over to say the Claire told me that Oliver Postgate is on Desert Island Discs tomorrow so have a listen (radio 4) Hope you're well! :)

Wye Sue said...

It's because of the holes ....
They reverse the ammount of yarn used (soon the magic will stop and the yarn left will reduce dramatically !!)

Aknita said...

Ah, Sue, thank you, I knew there had to be a reason ;)!

Nanatoo, thank you too, now that I know I wouldn't miss it for the world!

Christina said...

the fcs is looking lovely!! but I'm afraid MC is now the lantern rouge ;)

Badger said...

Cos Natalie makes magic yarn. I've knitted a pair of socks out of her yarn and that ball never got any smaller either. She must do funny dyeing voodoo. Maybe.