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!