Jessi's First European train ride. She was behaving herself.
Finally in France. Watching the Tour in French and having some Belgian beer.
Alpe D'Huez. Not sure what turn, it's before 14.
Bobke climbs the big hill for the first time since he was in the Tour.
Gavin, the head honcho of OLN. Good rider, great guy.
Totally. I know.
Huez via GPS
Gorgeous I say. Amazing stuff.
That's Bobke in the blue shirt on the bike.
Rock on with your bad self, Bob
Our hotel at the Alpe
The guys of the day. Need to get Bob a "Dope Pedalers" kit.
Lunch with the superstars and John Carter who makes alllll that coverage you see on OLN work. Genius.
Check out this guy's pants. Wow. Painful.
The view from our hotel room.
To the left.
To the right.
To the side.
Righteous Rod. Team 19.
Billy Biker Boy
The madness on my Day 1 of the Tour.
Part of the parade.
Catch this. It was really freaking hot and they were serving chocolate milk. This should have been a sign of things to come.
We were at the 50 m mark.
The crowd waits for obscene amounts of time to be able to stand there.
This is what I'm talking about, folks.
RIDER! RIDER! RIDER! Can you find the rider? Think blue.
Mo riders. We'll be seeing a lot of these.
TAY MO BLAHHHHHHHHHH
(That's French for T-Mobile)
Excitement. . . seriously.
That's what they look like.
Lance is in that car. I can't see him either.
This is the glamorous part of the Tour. Not.
They just can't do it quick enough for my liking.
PSquared in all their glory.
Bill tried to make friends, but he doesn't speak a lick of French and his Lonely Planet book was making him lonlier that evening.
The poor French guy who had to put up with us that night.
The day after Alpe D'Huez. Not very good seats and a really bad day for Floyd.
Good day for Rasmussen.
Still not Floyd.
Damn. No Floyd.
Levi. I'm freaking, because STILL no Floyd.
"Bob, you can't play that thing".
Bob, Cubbie and John Carter
The Trio and Marty Urlich (OLN Exec. Producer) on guit box
Shaggy can't take the madness.
Robbie had a bad day. His boy Floyd was down by 10 minutes and in 11th place. Yes, those are maracas in his hand.
Robbie replaces Bob
who needs a Piano Man when you have Marty and a plate of ham?
Robbie might be having a little fun. Little does he know the next day would change his life forever. ..
Not too much fun, kids. The Tour is about pain.
Gorgeous. Like a painting.
Bill eats his cereal and (warm) milk outside.
The Swiss Family Breakfast Hour
Our hotel where the shower leaked into the room. Charming.
Bob on the set
Boobies. Lots and lots of boobies outside the trailer.
Rightous Rod found a great parking spot.
Setting up the cafe shot.
Rod, Cubbie and Lonely Planet getting lonelier.
Dopers do Suck.
Bobby Armstrong (no relation), Cubbie, Allen Lim (Floyd's Right Hand), Robbie (Floyd's Left Hand) watching the coolest day of cycling I've ever seen.
This guy is a super famous cycling announcer in France. I understood two words. Jet ski and something I shant repeat here.
Alex Trautwig scouting the finish like the pro he is
Floyd just won. Did you miss him? I did.
Bobby Armstrong was out late the night before.
Kind of cool stuff.
Don't try this at home
I'm sure his mother is very proud.
Sychronized Cycling anyone?
That's Honie the Cameragal from Australia. She's wearing Bobke socks because she knows what's good for her - and she's my new pal.
Any closer and we'd be lovers I say.
Pretty fountain - it was hot. Damn hot and I need to work out.
As Phil Liggett says "The French can't figure out two things. Bathrooms and breakfast" We didn't have a shower that day.
Just like in the movies.
I can't make this stuff up folks
Just call me Graham Watson
Ok. You're right. Graham does a MUCH better job of this
The Royal with Cheese
Everybody's doing it.
I like George
Yes, I'm a George fan
George is a great guy
I'm really excited to see George.
I'm sorry George, I can't marry you.
Hincapie's car tag from the last time trial
Jim Ochwitz, Ms. Fortune, Emma Fortune, Amber Landis, and Righteous Rod on the last time trial day. The empty chair was mine.
On the way to the train station to hit Paris.
Chillin' on the train. Love the train.
We found some Bobke fans in Paris
We found Berkus there too. I guess they have everything in Paris
He's very popular
When you are rich and famous or know someone who is you get to sit here. I don't get to sit there.
I like this one
Lovely photography work
The big O?
My home away from home. We watch the race below the set, where the guy in the black tshirt is sitting.
The last day. . . National Blazer Day. Good sports during the Prerace Show.
Robbie Ventura, Cubbie and Coca Cola Light
Me and Mr. Liggett
Scott and the Posers.
Phil (top) and Bob (bottom) were all Frenchie with me and then I find out they are from LA and Buffalo, respectavely
The Saab yellow jersey.
Cubbie looks angry. She must not have been ready for the picture. Or maybe she didn't have money on Bob.
Prerace Parade on the Champs
It was extra long that day.
Hope you brought Extra gum
This is how close we were to the finish on the Champs. Good place, finally!
Tourists. Gotta love them
Here they come. They sound like a swarm of bees from that far away
Here comes the man
Long live Floyd
One lap to go
The closest I got to the Louvre
Paul Sherwen and Cubbie
Ally, Maria and Bob at the wrap party
We're freaking exhaused and they forgot the damn ice, again.