July 4th, 2004



The Tour de France started today. Looking forward to 3 weeks filled with cycling. Today 70+ people handed in their fantasy team at my parents home where we always sit and discuss before the first stage. Tonight 9 of us had an auction at my home. Great fun with plenty of laughter. Cancellara was a nice surprise today.

14 days from now I will interrupt my visit to my students to stand on a mountain in the Pyrenees and watch my heroes go past.

I love this time of the year.