Pasta and Pain au Chocolat

Tour for Kika

Yesterday I achieved something quite special for a non-riding member of the team, I was given the dubious honor of the coureur balai (CB) jersey. The translation doesn't make great sense but basically it means "driver of the broom wagon" Each evening as the team discusses the next day's stage, one rider is awarded the CB orange jersey for some form of stupidity or mistake. Forgetting kit, falling off your bike etc. I managed to get the CB by slow-motion sliding the Mercedes into a ditch. A French truck driver, Spanish tourists with rope and the better part of the team had me back on the road in 20 minutes. No harm, no foul, but I was a shoe in for the stage CB.

Today I'll proudly wear the jersey as I climb the Port de Paille on the A2B hybrid bike. This will be the first time I've ridden anything since the prologue, I'm looking forward to it.

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6 Responses to Pasta and Pain au Chocolat

  1. Mrs. Velodramatic says:

    I’m impressed with the Madame in a pretty dress, sandals, & on a motorbike. Do we get to see you wearing the CB jersey or is this a glam shot you’re saving for later?

  2. Have to agree with Mrs V, I’d like to see you in the orange jersey too, especially on your electric bike, just don’t slide into any ditches on that. Germany’s finest is safer for sliding into ditches methinks.
    The miles add up and the images are keeping pace flutterbys and old ladies on m’cycles, at least you didn’t scare the horses

    Take care Michael,

  3. Todd Royal says:

    Amazing visuals, as usual. I love the rider saluting at the end.
    Keep it up M.

  4. Diana Anglade says:

    A well deserved dubious honor. I look forward to your breathtaking photos of the tour every day.
    Thanks for keeping their families updated.

  5. BR says:

    Dude…sweet wreck! BR

  6. kurt says:

    Still laughing