A good view for doing conference calls

In Charlottesville, Virginia this week, bringing my daughter to her first year at UVA. I woke at 5:30 to catch up on email, and this is my view as I review some Olympic pavillion designs with Beijing.

Lots of standing in line ahead, some up-and-down stair move-in, then a tour of the Jefferson-designed campus. Tomorrow my wife and I make the 650 mile drive back to the Cape. I am on cell and stealing blackberry looks if anyone needs me.

Site officiel du Paris-Brest-Paris 2007

Site officiel du Paris-Brest-Paris 2007

From RUSA – Randonneurs USA

“In August 2007, more than 4 000 randonneurs will gather in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to enter into the legend of the PARIS-BREST-PARIS (P.B.P.) Randonneur. Since 1931, thousands of randonneurs have tried their hand at the most famous brevet at “allure libre” (self paced rides), the 1200 km PBP, which must be completed in 90 hours, the present maximum time limit.”

This is what I am dreaming of doing — buying a replacement bike, riding the Boston Brevet Series, then the Boston-Montreal-Boston — and cap my cycling career with the Paris-Brest-Paris, the world’s longest and most venerated cycling event. It’s run every four years and is going on now.