WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FORWARD

He's never had so much interest shown in his cycling technique.

He’s never had so much interest shown in his cycling technique.

We stood by the roadside in our thousands, wondering who would be first out of the tunnel when the Tour de France arrived at our vantage point.

The peloton was led by an unknown rider who’d somehow strayed onto the route on his way to work.

I applaud his efforts and offer him as my entry in this Weekly Photo Challenge.

We’d really come to see this:

It's in Rotterdam, 2010, so yes, Lance is in there somewhere.

It’s in Rotterdam, 2010, so yes, Lance is in there somewhere.

He wasn't the only villain, but he'll haunt the event  for a long time.

He wasn’t the only villain, but he’ll haunt the event for a long time.

Regular readers may have noticed a lack of activity on RT’s LOTR recently. Real work has been eating into my blogging time (so inconvenient!) I’ll try to do better when Mevrouw T and I head off on the road again – it won’t be too long.

21 Comments

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21 responses to “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FORWARD

  1. I love this! I wonder if the guy ever found out that he was on the route! Pretty funny!

  2. But did he get the yellow jersey?

  3. Knuckles

    Good photos,nice story but I can only handle so many Jamie F.Oliver ads especially as they seem to be on a continuous play loop !

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  5. Knuckles, if you pay some money to WordPress, you become a ‘Pro’ blogger and, among other advantages which I don’t entirely understand, they stop posting ads on your blog.

    So far I’ve been too much of a cheapskate to upgrade. Maybe someone who’s tried it could advise me how it works?

  6. Knuckles

    Richard,sorry,I thought that I had to upgrade to Pro to avoid the annoying J.F.O.
    I commented because,on your blog,I have never before seen little video ads running over and over.

  7. As the host of the blog, I never get to see the ads when I log on myself.

    There could be even more annoying things than Jamie on there and I’d never know unless someone like you tells me. So thanks for that.

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  11. Richard I’m currently feeling a little overwhelmed with bicycle choice, as I’m trying to research them all this morning…a little diversion, your blog of course!
    That photo is a cracker.

  12. Wonderful image of the lone cyclist, he must have been thinking it was his lucky day – a traffic free route :-)

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