Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The word of the day is "Peloton"

Several years ago in July, I walked in the living room and sat down by my husband.
"Whatcha watching?"
"The Tour de France."
"Seriously? A bike race? What is there to watch?"

I got hooked! Gorgeous scenery! Amazing feats of strength and endurance! Crazy European fans who dress up like Elvis and run along side the riders. Spectacular crashes! Because when you flip over a guard rail while descending in the Alps wearing nothing but a helmet and 2 oz. of lycra, you are toast.

And where else but France would the winner be given a flute of Champagne to sip while pedaling laps around the Champs Elysee on the final day? Even the winners ceremony at the end of each day is great to watch, as stylish women in chic clothes give kisses on each cheek to the winners.

So, in honor of the Tour, here are my Etsy Picks du Jour...

Seeing Stars by vintagemuse.

Earrings made using recycled bicycle parts by doowop.

And for the wee ones, a Tour de France Baby Blanket by bamboobaby.


lorenzstudio said...

Don't worry. Same thing happened to me a few years ago. We watched it at someone else's house and we were hooked. At the time, we didn't have cable so we would go to sports bars where they would give us a funny look for asking to change the channel to the Tour de France!

lorenzstudio said...

Hi! Me, again.
Happy Monday morning. I just wanted to let you know that one of your headbands is in my list that I entered for the etsy poster contest

Mendy at Modern Charm said...

Wow! Thank you! I didn't even know that there was a poster contest. I've been under a rock lately.