Velogal's Blog

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Au Revoir Le Tour – Howdy Austin!

I think this podium photo is symbolic of both the end and the beginning of another life for Lance. It’s all about the kids…

It’s been a great ride, Lance, and, yes, I know it’s not about the bike - but we’ll sure miss seeing you on it.

Bye, Lance – and thanks more than we can ever say. You’ll always be Numero Uno to me!

And thanks to all of my blog readers. It's been great hearing from you, and stay tuned for more cycling stuff....


  • Mahalo's to you velogal for a job well done.

    i hope they have a Yellow Jersey for the most FANtastic FAN of the tour.

    So gracious of you to share that experience with the rest of us.

    Go Lance, and enjoy the ride, with your family and loved ones... Oh yea,,, and don't forget us fans in yellow bracelets!

    By Anonymous Shirl, At 2:50 PM  

  • Thank you for an insightful look into the Tour de France. Enjoyed all three weeks of it!

    Will you be back next year?

    By Anonymous Jeremy, At 8:13 PM  

  • Sammarye:

    You did a fantastic job covering the Tour this year. It was a pleasure reading your articles.

    Dave Aiello

    By Anonymous Dave Aiello, At 8:29 PM  

  • Thanks for your great commentary! I'm hooked - so keep it up!

    By Blogger Mike Juvrud, At 10:47 PM  

  • Hi Sammarye - I have to ditto the other comments. You did a great job covering the Tour and helping us feel apart of all of the excitement. You definately deserve a yellow jersey for being Lance's number one fan. I was thinking today about how much it must have cost you with the airfare, hotels, food, camera gadgets, and car lease, and I decided you probably needed some cash donations more than you need a yellow jersey.

    By Anonymous Janet, At 1:17 AM  

  • Thank you Sammarye, and thank you Lance.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:44 AM  

  • I just wanted to thank you for your,coverage,insight and amazing photos. Thank you for your time. For those of us who are not lucky enough to live your life, you give us the opportunity to live vicariously through you. Coming to your site felt like visiting a friend. Not only are you a true Lance fan,but also a fan of this amazing sport. I look forward to continuing your adventures.

    By Anonymous Jackie Childs, At 3:48 PM  

  • yup thank you; thanks to you i was not just one of 20M oln viewers. you made the tour come to life for many of us.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10:04 PM  

  • Thank you for your diligent postings during the Tour. I checked your site often and it was fun to read about your experiences there while watching on OLN. However, I wish that you had spent more time covering the Tour instead of just covering Lance. If cycling is to ever become important in the US, it will take journalists like you to cover all the stories and all the star riders. Now that Lance has retired, I am afraid that the inroads he made to the American public on behalf of the sport will be lost due to his over exposure this year. Sure, it is interesting to hear about Ms. Crow but, I was really more interested in the day to day performances of all of the riders and teams. And more importantly, I feel that kind of coverage would have encouraged the American public to follow through with their interest into next years Tour. I find it very telling that Lance spoke about those who were not interested in cycling from the podium in Paris. He understands that with his retirement there may be a wain in the American support of the sport. I hope that this is not he case.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10:39 PM  

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