Distance 183 km Number of Steps 6.434 steps or 3.1 miles Time of Filing 1:30 AM Accommodations Appart’City Valence. In terms of location it is EXTREMELY convenient. It’s 1.5 blocks from where we failed to shoot the race near the finish. And we found public parking right out front. There is an artisanal boulangerie around the corner. A coffee shop around the corner. And two pizza places and three kebab joints within empty Perrier can throwing-distance. That said, they lost our reservation and refused to honor our online booking price. Also, they may or may not have given us Jim Fryer’s room. More on that later. The A/C in our room is already on-blast. And the internet in our room is non-existent. More on that later.
Our unspoken objective was to restore communication and reinitiate our Pair Bond. ✓
We are 10000% in the suck. First, the lady told us that yes, of course, we had weefee. Then we went to our room which was perfect except for the lack of internet. So we went back downstairs and explained the problem to our lady. Our lady said, yes of course the internet does not work because two days it was broken. Then she instructed us to sit in the lobby in an airless corner where the weefee does work.
Is anyone even reading this section of the website? Do you even care? Is this a waste of our time? We’re not trying to win a Pulitzer with this weather column of ours but we do put some effort into it. Let’s do a test. If you click this linkI will send you photographs of real dragons. Now that that’s over… today, let’s see… it was hot again. Real hot. Then it rained for seven minutes. Then it was hot again. And breezy, it was breezy all day long.
Quote of the Day
“I don’t want to parachute into the monkey cage wearing a banana suit.”
-Emiliano and I discussing the prospect of stopping on a climb to photograph the natives. The issue is that we are too visible and the fans at the 2015 TDF are too eager to be photographed. We do want to incite a negative riot. Or a positive one.
“Last time I saw GPRS on my phone it was 2001 and I had a Motorola StarTAC.”
-Emiliano lamenting today’s cellular ‘coverage’ situation.
“You got bœuf with me?”
“Where’s the bœuf?”
-Emiliano and I discussing a new section on MFS dedicated to exploring the difficulties and tedium of finding food to eat in France.
“Yeah, let’s do the Surf and Cut!”
-Daniel using MFS Race Strategy jargon. A Surf and Cut is when you jump behind the caravan after the race passses and follow (or surf) behind it in the spectator and public traffic-free wake. A Cut is when you leave the course to go home instead of rushing ahead to photograph the finish.
“Look, a Triple Snoopy.”
-Daniel using MFS Chilleur Observation Jargon. A Triple Snoopy is three cycling caps worn at once in a fashion such that the brims do not overlap, allowing each brim to cover a distinct area of the wearers visage.