I fell asleep during the stage.
I hope I can be forgiven -- I go for nerve blocks every couple of Fridays, and this morning the appointment was early (7:30a.m.) and I ended up really tired afterwards. Not to mention it's hot here today (32C, plus humidex).
I sat down to watch, and the next thing I knew, most of the stage was over -- I saw about the last half hour, and thank goodness I didn't miss that!
Of course, it also means I didn't spin at all this morning.
This evening there was a huge party in Carcassonne -- in part for the July 14th holiday, in part to celebrate the arrival of the Tour. Carcassonne is reputed to have the best July 14th fireworks in France, and this year the theme of the fireworks was the Colours of the Tour Jerseys and the Caravane. Since my theme for the Tour this year is also the Colours of the Tour Jerseys, I was delighted to be able to watch the festivities.
France2 put on a live concert, so there was lots of music. As well, they invited a lot of the folks who run the Tour and report on it in France, as well as many of the former French champions and riders on the Tour. They also had several photo montages of great moments of the history of the Tour, and I found myself teary watching some of the great moments.
And little spinning got done tonight, either. The show was just too much fun!
Tomorrow is another day, though -- Stage 13 already, and I'm off to bed to get a good night's sleep so I don't miss a moment tomorrow!