Last Friday

A bit more reminiscing on 2012 tonight, but in a different vein.

A few comments amongst online friends led me to watch the recap of this year’s edition of the Paris-Roubaix professional bicycle race.

“So what?” you ask?

Read here.

It’s very exciting to watch and see Tom Boonen pull off the victory that he did, even eight months later.  The moment he gradually pulls away from an unbelieving peloton is just a few moments into the video above when he’s still 55km from the finish.

I’ve still got an hour left in the coverage.  I’m keeping an eye out for a glimpse of Goddess, who’s standing on the outer edge of one of the corners immediately after the Le Carrefour de l’Arbre secteur, which won’t be for another 20 minutes or so.

And when he flew past us, his lead was commanding.  Only disaster would have prevented him from winning.

And while it’s a great memory from 2012, I’ll tell you that it was all Goddess pulling off the financing and planning for what ended up being a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  I know that every year I can watch the race coverage and remember what each secteur was like and what it felt like.

Just not fast like the pros.

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