Trying something different. Trying to update my ramblings from the road. Now this would be easy if I had one of those iPhones or iPads but I am running off of a blackberry and sitting on the runway in Phoenix waiting for a gate.
Since we had a 4 day weekend, wound up watching the Tour de France Sunday & Monday. Normally I don't pay attention to the race until the latter half. I am amazed that Armstrong is still a major contender after so many wins (7). I've met him once a few years back and that is one focused guy.
What sparked my attention this year was all of the crashes in the first two days/stages. One of the crashes was due to a dog running out in front of the pack. Not just any mutt but a Golden Retriever. Had to scour the net but I found the footage on Belgiun TV showing a big auburn colored dog running out into the street right in front of the pack of riders. Dog was not hurt but a lot of riders hit the pavement hard. Typical Golden maneuver - wander out in front of everybody looking for attention/petting and then get that panic/hunker down stance when it realized it was in the line of fire. Both of the two current mutts have the same trait - lying in the middle of the floor or hallway requiring you to step over them. About 6 years ago, I broke a toe trying to to step over Shadow.