Saturday, June 25, 2005

Tour de Trimama

Why don't you try that one?

Queried Hyphen girl as she watched me browse for races.

That's the "Tour De France" honey.

I know. You should try it.

Oh how to explain?

Well honey, France for all it's so called progressive thinking does not allow women to enter their premier racing venue.

Nah, don't want to use that answer, she's almost 12 and I want her to continue to believe she can do anything she sets her mind to, even an all male bike race. However, I don't want her to spend the next several days trying to configure a way to qualify for the Tour, which would be her wont.

The tour is a multi stage venue which covers hundreds of miles, I haven't really trained for that.

You could do it mom.

Well now, I can't squash that enthusiasm. Besides, I like to foster the idea for her that I can do anything I set my mind to, even the grueling miles of the tour.

It takes place over a couple of weeks and it's all the way over in Europe, I'd miss you guys and I'd get homesick.

Bingo. She leaves for her first overnight summer camp Sunday and is worried about homesickness.

Oh, ok that makes sense.

Tweeners, you just have to connect at their level. I'm going to miss her.

Speed week ends for me today and I had some good work in the pool and on the track. A few LSD workouts this coming week and my next big race coming up Saturday. An inagural sprint race- does the word inagural bother anyone else?

And yes I know the pic below is not sized to fit the page. I love Flickr! and I hate Flickr! I can't figure out how to resize to fit-sorry all you who know what your doing, this is going to drive you nuts.


Flabbyironman said...

you could have told her that you needed to be a professional racer on a professional team and that it would be a bit like being on the yankees and going to the world series.

Nancy Toby said...

Awwww. I think that they used to have a female Tour de France, Tour de Femmes or some such, but it got cancelled (of course) due to lack of sponsorship.

Tracy said...

Hey, you can adjust the size in your templates window, all you need to have is a picture editing program - if you don't, let me know and I'll help you figure out the pixel size you need.

And you could totally do tha tour.