Yup, it's me. I'm still a bit unsteady on my pins at times, but finally able to spend some time at the computer -- and since the Acting Tour Director (actually, he really is the brains of the operation -- without him none of this would have happened) goes back to work on Monday, I'll have a little more computer time so I can surf some of your sites to see what you've been up to this first week of the tour. The comments you've left have got me excited to see it first hand!
I couldn't remember for the life of me if I ever got around to stating what my goal for the Tour was going to be: I'd planned on spinning half of the 500g box of roving that I got from Rovings in Manitoba. I thought that this might be an ambitious goal -- I'd planned on spinning 200g of something else during the Giro, was sick then, too, and ended up finishing it the week after the Giro ended.
I hadn't planned on falling sick now, either, but then who ever does? Thank the stars there's no one doing coverage of the Vuelta, or I'd be feeling a bit superstitious.
(That reminds me of the interview I heard with Robbie McEwen yesterday after his stage win -- he commented that he'd won Stages 2, 4 and 6 in the Giro, and now 2,4 and 6 of the Tour. Seems to me he's also won the Maillot Vert (green jersey) in 2002 and 2004, so maybe this year is his, too?)
For today, I don't really have a progress report, per se. Though I'll leave you with a photo of the roving I'm working on when I got it in the post a few days before the tour started:
More on what my plans for it were and how it's progressing on Monday.
As always, do share your trials and triumphs in the comments...