Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tour of California Prologue

Ugh! I almost missed the first leg of the Tour of California today. I finally remembered to tune in at around 6:00 PM, just in time to see Bobby Julich cross the finish line. My favorite commentators were on board: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, and Bob Roll. Versus has coverage on the following schedule:
Sunday 2/17/2008 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Monday 2/18/2008 1:00 AM-2:00 AM & 11:00 PM-12:00 AM
Tuesday 2/19/2008 11:00 PM-12:00 AM
Wednesday 2/20/2008 11:00 PM-12:00 AM
Thursday 2/21/2008 11:00 PM-12:00 AM
Saturday 2/23/2008 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Sunday 2/24/2008 1:00 AM-2:00 AM & 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Monday 2/25/2008 1:00 AM-2:00 AM
Also from the Versus website:
The tour will...raise funds for cancer care and treatment. Founded in 2005, Breakaway from Cancer™ is a complementary component to Amgen’s race sponsorship. Breakaway from Cancer™ raises awareness and funds to support valuable services and programs, provided free of charge, that help people living with cancer. This year, the initiative will support The Wellness Community and the National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship.
Today’s high finishers for the short, flat individual time trial in Palo Alto:

1. Fabian Cancellara (CSC)
2. Bradley Wiggins (High Road)
3. Tyler Farrar (Slipstream-Chipotle)
4. Levi Leipheimer (Astana)
5. Edvald Hagen (High Road)

For in-depth coverage of standings and route information, check out the Amgen Tour of California website.

See you tomorrow!

Note to parents: don’t miss the Education page on the Tour of California site; it offers links for bike safety, maintenance, and cycling history, as well as information on California weather and geography. Surf around a bit. You and your kids may just learn something new.

Another note: To view the new Visit California ad featuring Levi Leipheimer, click here.

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