Thursday, February 12, 2009

Brian is going to California!

We have a very excited son--he is flying today to Sacramento to work as a course judge for the Tour of California!

He was the lucky fella who got to give Lance his 3rd place award at the '04 Tour de Georgia, shown here at the top of Brasstown Bald. That was one fine day! Brian and I were both on the local organizing committee for the TdG for Mayberry. Our county commissioner was supposed to present this award but had to cancel, so he asked Brian to take his place, knowing that cyclist Brian would appreciate that honor. That was the ONLY time I was hopeful for Lance to come in third...and so he did. It was all my fault, but please don't tell Lance! Lance will be racing in the ToC, so Brian will be there with a front row view, still grinning!

Brian wore Lance's shirt that day, and surprisingly, Lance noticed and said, 'Like your shirt, dude.'

Happy Thursday, y'all. Life is good!

7 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow, that is exciting! good for him!

smiles, bee
oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Sarge Charlie said...

congrats to bryan, life is good

Joy said...

I remember that day on the Bald, too!(actually I wasn't up on the mtn for the end of the race but I was there for the start and watched some of it as it wound around Podunk that day.) I'm so glad Brian has this opportunity to go to CA and be a part of the Tour there. What an experience for him! Hugs...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How fun. What a privilege to be able to do this. I'm sure he is as excited as you are proud.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Loving Annie said...

It's supposed to rain this weekend - hope he brought some warm clothes ! It was 43 degrees this morning...

HaleyD said...

Have a great trip, B!

the donG said...

i only watched last year's tour de france. it was exciting what more when you're really there.