Turns out I have internet access here in the house we're renting.
So the Tour survives- I read that Vs. reported an increase in viewers over 2006 and even higher than in 2005 when LA won his 7th.
On the way out to Winter Park I heard a radio piece about the Tour on NPR. The mainstream reporter was referring to the race as the Tour De Scandal, but the cycling reporter disagreed saying that in order to get "clean sport" there will be alot of bumps in the road.
I like that attitude. If we want cycling to be clean, then we will have to have riders caught and kicked out of races, even when we have been pulling for them.
Start riding tomorrow. I have the first 2 days planned out. Light rain this afternoon, nothing heavy.