Tag Archive: France

Peer POV: The Grand Poobah (part 1 / 3)

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Just one week after the finale of the Tour de France on the Champs Élysées in Paris, I was strolling down Main Street in a little seaside town in Eastern Long Island as… Continue reading

My Mind’s Eye.

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“Iri, can you jump out and shoot this?” It was Friday, with only three stages of the Tour de France remaining, and we were gradually making our way along the serpentine descent of… Continue reading

The Glass Menagerie.

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The first thought that entered my mind as I woke up every day during the Tour de France is what lenses should we run today?  Unlike much action sports photography, shooting a 21-day bike… Continue reading

These Guys, These Effin’ Guys.

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Taking One for the Team. These words could never find a greater embodiment than in the daily role of a soigneur. Talk about taking one for the team. Soigneurs might possibly be the… Continue reading

Le Village Départ

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There’s a place at the Tour de France where you can eat a waffle on a stick, watch a mime (clad in a Tour de France helmet), ride a Penny-farthing, and stand among… Continue reading

Mountain Stage Superfan Culture

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A nun, a tiger, a grumpy baguette, a phallus, and a slutty cop walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, “Hey, aren’t you going to miss the finish?” No mistaking… Continue reading

Pie in the SKY.

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Thinking of those magical moments gelled in time. You know those moments; the ones that get talked about in late night dinners, with too many empty bottles of wine scattered across the table,… Continue reading

Newbies Don’t Wait

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Oh, just wait. That’s what media veterans of the Tour keep telling me. When I saw my first fleet of team vehicles: Oh, just wait, imagine 19 sets of those. When I lagged… Continue reading

No Camping, But Hoping For Karaoke With Belgians

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The first time I found out that I would be going to France, I was drinking a margarita in the shower. It was my senior year of college, and I got a phone… Continue reading