Hello Cafe folk. Wassup? Lol. Ahem... I know we've only been together, what, six years? It feels like just yesterday. Anyway, I made you a mix tape. Yeah, I know, but I think it really captures where we are together, right now. It's got all the best bits from the Tour de France. In fact, given that it's 2012 and I can magically drag this metaphor into the present, it's not a mix tape, it's a playlist! And I can keep adding to it! Which I shall do, throughout the week.
Because you mean a lot to me. And this is a special time. I'm not saying -- you know -- I'm just saying. I was gonna make you listen without knowing what's coming, but that would torture this metaphor beyond its utility, and anyway it's a playlist now! xoxo lol
Come flip with me...
Here's your lineup of Tour previews for 2012!
Jen See on the Maillot Jaune
Chris Fontecchio on the Maillot Vert
Vlaanderen on the Maillot Blanc
Douglas Ansel on How a Climber Can Win
Ursula on Garmin-Sharp
Ursula on Euskaltel-Euskadi
Chris F on Rabobank
Ursula on Team Movistar
Majope: Old Guys
Seven Podium Cafe Editors ridicule each other's picks!
tgsgirl passes on some actual music
Not new, but for a series of Tour de France primers, check out our Know Your Tour series!
This post will live in features and be filling up all week. Obviously there's much more to come. Because you and me, Podium Cafe, we're just getting started!
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