She has been a Post Production Machine.
Stage 18 Time Trial of the Tour De France 2009 in Annecy, France pics are here.
We visited Annecy back in 1991 as recent college grads and it was nice to return. I found out this past week that Cay's family had also been there way back in 1975 as well. What a beautiful city.
July 2009 Archives
The pic above was shot by Cay on the Col Du Colombier during stage 17 of 2009's Tour De France. It was the Red Lantern group of laggards and sprinters including Mark Cavendish and Fabian Cancellara.
Set from Chamonix: here
Set from Martigny: here
Set from the Col Du Columbier: here
Cay and I flew into Brussels and trained to Brugge for a day a half almost two weeks ago.
Cay already has a set up pn Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecay/sets/72157621877789344/
After Brugge we visited Chamonix, Martigny, the Col Du Columbiere, Annecy, and Paris. Much more to come from both of us.
Felt better prepared this time around. I got to the regroup area at the Skirball Center for the first time since there wasn't any construction on Mulholland. Descending Sepulveda with 100 riders going 35 - 40 mph was quite a thrill.
We learned this morning with great sadness that our cafe across the street is closing next month since they are not allowed to renew their lease.
This place has been very special to Cay and I over the years. Almost every morning when she's not working Cay would walk across Pier Avenue in her pajamas and get a red eye for me, a vanilla latte for herself, and a glass of fresh orange juice to share. After getting to know the baristas and being good enough to bring our own cups and a glass, all of the above cost us three bucks. INSANE.
I'll miss the regulars. Basketball Jones. Downs guy with great taste in punk rock t-shirts. His energetic lothario friend who cleans windows. The quiet white haired painter. The intense bald Norwegian screenwriter. Homeless Inca dude who wears a Tricorn hat and britches.
Cheap breakfast. A good meeting spot. A place to read and write. Great desserts. Quirky local clientele. A 20 year institution. I'm really gonna miss it.
I wonder what's gonna take its place?