Distance 166 km Number of Steps I forgot to look and now it’s not yesterday anymore, it’s today, Monday. And I don’t know how to access the previous day using the Apple Health App because it’s not intuitive and/or I’m stupid in the face of technology, especially with regards to “interfacing.” You know it’s like how your grandparents text with just one finger and they like jab-and-stab at their phones like they are ATM keypads. Whatever it was, it wouldn’t be impressive compared to the day before. Let’s call it something like 12,319 steps which is like a little over six miles-ish. Time of Filing 4:38 AM Accommodations
Raoul’s cousin’s house in Breda. First of all, Raoul didn’t tell us anything about why he booked us into his cousin’s house. Or what his cousin’s house is like. Or what his cousin is like, or what he did, or what he is called, or anything. The only thing we knew about the situation when we woke up this morning was that in the row titled Stage 2 in the Tour de France Accommodation spreadsheet he made for us, my cousin’s house was written. On the way to Breda, about an hour inland from the finish, I asked Raoul if we could stop for a McCafe at McDonald’s. He said no, he said his cousin would make me a coffee. Inspite of his insolence I was happy that Raoul had a cousin that had a coffee machine. And then, on top of that good news, Raoul told us his cousin was going to make us pizza for dinner. At that point I was like wait, what’s the story with your cousin? I mean when somebody says “my cousin” I usually think of like an underemployed early twenties bro with an XBox and a Kawasaki Ninja. Then we pulled into Raoul’s cousin’s house which was a lot like pulling into Dwell Magazine. Highlights include a commercial grade pizza oven, a thatched roof, built-in EVERYTHING, showroom faucets and fixtures, an eight foot wide fireplace faced in chalkboard, a Miele built-in coffee machine, Raoul’s cousin, his wife, one of their sons, their friends (a married couple), and fresh pizzas made in minutes in the commercial grade pizza oven. Entirely homemade pizzas including the dough and the sauce. Pizzas featuring various combinations of prosciutto, tuna, caramelized onions, nicoise olives, fresh garlic, mozzarella, etc. They also had a pool, a soccer field and a recessed trampoline built so the surface of the trampoline is level with the ground and everything else is effectively buried in the ground.
Photograph actual bicycling. ✓
See the race in the race, not just the start and the finish. ✓-
Get Keiran credentialed. We sent an email to Fabrice. He responded with a question. We answered his question with alacrity. Then he stopped responding. If I had to guess, I’d say we’re about halfway there. X
100% X 100% So good it makes me want to upload and download shit for sport. Situations like this inspire Update All-type activity.
The morning felt like a locker room, again. Late morning was continued sunny and swampy but kinda overcast too, like humid and hazy, and for whatever it’s worth, hella diffused and next-level in terms of light. Then somewhere near Rotterdam it got all Something Wicked This Way Comes. Then a Category 4 hurricane blew in from the coast and onto the race. Then it was sunny again. Then later, in the night, it was pleasant.