Today’s installment of all things iamtedking.com will exclusively look to the good in things. We’ll subtitle it, the Power of Positive Thinking. Let’s see, for one, I didn’t crash. Not that crashing is ever the norm — heck, I hadn’t hit the deck in ages and my healthy, intact skin the previous many many months has been exceedingly grateful for that. But after two super days to start the Tour, two Poor Man’s Osteoporosis Test days (as my eloquent orthopaedic surgeon father has dubbed it) caused by rogue middle-of-the-road selfies and wet roundabouts sullied an otherwise wonderful start. Therefore, I decided in yesterday’s horrifically muddy and cobbled conditions to start a new trend. Two consecutive days upright is far better than a lot of folks here. In fact, I talked to a good friend of mine in this here Tour de France bicycle race and he biffed three times yesterday and twice today. And he’s not in the minority! Some brilliant soul should invent pavement that turns pillowy soft whenever a human being is about to sustain an impact. Dang, I bet you’d win an award for an invention like that.
Next up, we rode through the town of Ham today, which I found at least mildly entertaining. Better yet, I’m 98% certain that we rode through a town called “Y” today too. Now I could be wrong, but I’m pretty good at reading town names and sign names and it looked just like this, which is how European towns welcome you to… err, town.
It was somewhere along this route
Continuing on, I had a nice discussion with my countryman Alex Howes about bourbon, t-shirts, maple syrup, nut butter, wine, and gold. All good things, so that was fun.
And to wrap things up, at the rate today is going, I’ll have dinner before 10pm — also ending a trend that’s been going on for the past few days.