Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tour de Fleece goals

I have some simple goals, which I posted on on July 3:

1. spin every day,
2. spin local
_drop spindle purchased from,
_fiber dyed by Amy Klimt aka Out of Step Dyeworks, and
_fiber dyed by Lisa Souza and maybe another if I have time,
3. spin fibers with the “elements” theme (water/air and fire/earth), and
4. learn how to do some simple blog posts.

Weighed out some fluff tonight. Looking fwd to this with no pressure because I am the self-proclaimed lantern rouge aka caboose! :)

Here's a reminder of the Tour de Fleece guidelines:

Tour de Fleece: The annual Tour de Fleece spin-along during the Tour de France. The concept is simple, They spin, we spin. A real spinning themed spin-along. This year the Tour de Fleece starts Saturday July 3rd and runs until Sunday July 25th, 2010.

Guidelines (NOT RULES):
Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 3rd through Sunday July 25th. Days of rest: Monday July 12th, Wednesday July 21st. (Just like the actual tour)
Spin something challenging Thursday July 22nd. (The Tour’s toughest mountain stage from Pau up the legendary Col du Tourmalet)
Wear yellow on Sunday July 25th 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)
Teams: Join one, or many, or none.
Rookies (first years)
Sprinters (fast and/or high mileage like lace)
Climbers (conquer mountains, big personal challenges)
Breakaway (Art yarns)
Peloton (The main group. Everyone is in the peloton at some point)
Lantern rouge (You will participate as much as possible but you may skip days here and there. Cheerleaders welcome.)
Wildcards (This is for people who want to form their own team. This includes sponsored teams, like those affiliated with a specific fiber shop or people who live in the same town, etc.)
The teams are inspired by the actual Tour de France.

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