Sunday, February 12, 2006

If you're looking for something to do in Northern California this month, take a day and head over to San Jose's The Tech Museum of Innovation. Neuroscientific and beautifully shot, Wired to Win will be playing there all month. Brain matters aside, the IMAXian vistas should be enough to convince you to sit around all next summer watching this race (if, of course, you decide against joining us on the green slopes of the Alps). The film's said to have the most incredible shots of the Tour on record.

Scenary aside, what you won't see in the movie is the behind the scenes manipulation of stars and cyclists as doping regulation tries to push its way through the peloton (do you think we really watch the tour just 'cause of the good views?). Tyler Hamilton, as recently announced, won't be able to return to competitive cycling until two days before the road championships. That means no Tour for him this year and a pretty stained reputation. But scandals aside, his foundation does put on a great party for one day of the Tour. So if you can't make it out to Mainz for our trip into the mountains, check his foundation's website for updates on the events which will be held stateside-wide. It is worth the donation to his charity.

But back to Wired to Win...D and I won't be able to see it until the Spring, if at all, when the film travels overseas to spend some time at the Hague. So if you do get a chance to see it in the US, be sure to let us know what you think.


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