Into the Great Outdoors with Team Columbia-HTC: TdF Mania
I don’t know exactly when or where, but at some point in the last few years I do vaguely recall saying, “I wish someone would pay me to watch the Tour de France.” Sal and I probably had a good laugh, rushed out the door together, and moved onto more important parts of life.
Who would pay me to sit in front of the television and obsess over the Big Yellow French Race? Ridiculous.
And yet, the impossible has become reality. Sure, I have to put together a few coherent sentences afterward, but holy hot damn – they’re paying me to watch the tour!
So, for the next 23 days I’ll wake up at 5am, turn on the big TV that I have claimed to hate 100 million times, and watch as the big boys of cycling duke it out over the most epic roads in Europe. Then I’ll sweat over my laptop for 2 or 3 hours, dispatch results to Columbia retail stores throughout the country, and syndicate the content to GreatOutdoors.com as part of a sponsorship/partnership between the two.
Mad thanks to the people who helped make this happen – I’m excited, elated, stoked and otherwise enthused.
And the Tour? Well, the Tour has got me all nervous and flustered and bothered. And that can only be good.
The fireworks start tomorrow. Are you ready?