Distance 188 km Number of Steps 13,735 steps or 6.7 miles Time of Filing 2:35 AM Accommodations Château d’Orleix round three. Sadly our last.
Find Breakfast. ✓
Find Coffee. ✓
Make it onto the Tourmalet. ✓
Photograph the Tourmalet. ✓
Have a nice dinner. X
Again, 100% satisfaction. Youtube. Downloads. Uploads. Facetime. All of it.
Emiliano is radioactive. He is glowing. On the way to dinner we parked in the underground garage under the Tarbes city center, which, wait, why don’t we do this in America? Building a parking garage underneath the town square/plaza makes so much practical-, convenience- and spatial-based sense. Oh wait, I know why. We don’t have town squares/plazas, we have Jantzen Beaches and Bridgeport Village Malls. Anyway, in the darkness of the parking garage (where for the second day in a row the soundtrack to Clockwork Orange was playing on the PA system) Emiliano was “giving off” light. I pointed it out to him. I said dude, you’re like pulsing and emanating light and shit, like, are you on a phosphorescent algae diet maybe? He said, weeeeeelllll, before you go any further you should know that it looks like whatever I ate, you ate. Point is neither of us ate anything, we just got Tourmalized hard. What does that mean? It means we spent most of an afternoon on what is effectively a summertime Alp in Western Australia.
Quote of the Day
“Pump it down!!!!!”
-Emiliano, in reference to what is for us, as well as everyone else driving the course, about 160 kilometers of ‘an expectation to wave, and beep, and honk, and make eye contact, and otherwise engage with wall-to-wall spectators’
“Petite dejiney is killing my Atkins diet”
-Emiliano in response to a ‘streak’ of predominantly bread- and carbohydrate-centric meals.
“Grandmas don’t ride bikes on freeways in America.”
“Grandmas don’t ride bikes in America.”