Every 4 years we get cable TV. Yes this is our 4th time "signing up" Why? For the Summer Olympics. There is no real way to watch online. It requires cable, DVR etc so you can record everything and watch your favorites and zip through commercials. It's just too good to not enjoy!
Since Le Tour de France is before the Olympics we signed up in July in 2012, but this year we started June 26 to watch the Swimming Trials. So we are 1 week into having TV.
Day 1 of the Tour and I have to say I am settled on the couch in my Recovery Boots and thoroughly enjoying watching these amazing men ride through Normandy. I knocked out 19 miles this AM, running that is! Coach put my run on Saturday the last 2 weeks with the hope fresher legs and the ability for a solid run. It worked! 2 solid back to back long runs. IM Canada 3 weeks from tomorrow.
I am using recovery as the perfect excuse to watch the Tour! 7 years ago we were at Le Tour. We were in Spain for a soccer tournament and we snuck to Monaco to watch the start of Le Tour. We had so much fun we followed it for 5 days. To see the riders, the bikes, the excitement first hand was an experience of a lifetime. We keep saying we want to do a bike tour during Le Tour. As the stages start at 1pm you can ride part of the stage and hang out to see various highlights- KOM, finish etc. One of theses days...currently this dang Ironman thing is getting in the way of us doing that.