This race is known for 27 sections of "pave" - cobblestone roads that are very difficult to ride. The critical one is the section through the "Forest of Arenberg"
Getting up at 3:30 AM also gave me the opportunity to take care of my 2 month old son during his middle of the night wakey wakey time. I wasn't alone - my buddy Troy was also up at this time, watching the race with his two young daughters. We emailed a few bits of commentary about the race - this was the best one...
Is Liam watching? I'm here with both girls, and Cadence likes Flecha's jersey, but picks Boonen 'cause of the rainbow stripes on the arm.
Liam decided to throw a dump I had to change during the Forest! What was he thinking!
Should have made him sit in it for a few k. He'll learn someday-don't shit during the cobbles, you don't know what you'll miss.