Speaking of biking...
I absolutely loved Ms. Macaron's last post on biking, Parisian style...we really must be thinking alike because it reminded me that I have been wanting to post an entry about the ultimate in French biking...the Tour de France. I am not a biker but I don't know if there is a sporting event that is tougher and more exciting and frankly, more beautiful than this one. It's broadcast of Versus almost 24 hours a day and if you tune in you will be treated to sweeping shots of the peloton artfully negotiating the gorgeous French countryside. Personally, I don't think you even need to like biking to enjoy this event...but if you do the experience is heightened that much. When you are done watching a day at the Tour, I also recommend catching The Triplets of Belleville on DVD. It's a super entertaining tour de force in French animation with a biking theme.
P.S. Don't forget to root for Lance Armstrong when you watch the Tour! A modern day hero and a biking legend all rolled into one!
Posted by Katiep at Wednesday, July 15, 2009