Thursday, June 30, 2022

Tour de Fleece--Tour de France

 It's that time again!  Tour de fleece!  Are you ready?  Gathered your fibers?  Prepared your fibers?  Oiled your wheel?  Emptied your bobbins? Ready, Set, Go!

Tour de Fleece starts on Friday, July 1, 2022 and runs until Sunday, July 24, 2022.

Guidelines (Not Rules):

  • Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Friday July 1 through Sunday July 24. Days of rest: Monday, July 11 and Monday, July 18. (Just like the actual tour.)

  • Spin something challenging on the challenge days (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, the first one is Stage 9, on Sunday July 10, when a demanding week comes to an end with the first authentic mountain test. The riders will have to adjust to a new tempo on the consecutive stages in Switzerland, although they won’t push them to their limits. . The second is stage 18, on Thursday, July 21, with the last mountain test presenting all kinds of possibilities. Unexpected collapses, ambushes and twists of all kinds could be on the cards thanks to the linking of the Aubisque and Spandelles passes, the latter appearing on the route for the first time, followed by the final ascent to Hautacam.

  • Wear yellow on Sunday July 24th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour - but here we are all ‘race leaders’) Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter - think FAST), Polka-dot (climber - as in uphill), and White (rookie).

  • Have Fun!

The purpose of the Tour is to challenge yourself.

Here is my challenge fiber--Cotton!  
Sometimes, when I can not watch the Tour de France live, I will record and watch later in the day--
My challenge is to spin at least 15-30 minutes a day!  A goal I can likely achieve!
Good luck to you!  Happy treadling!

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