Okay, thanks for returning. As I was starting to say, Ray and his wife, Bobbie, posted a number of excellent posts about their time at the Tour. If you are interested in what it's like to be at the Tour, as opposed to just the racing, these posts are required reading.
Ray and Bobbie's posts are here:
- 2012 Tour de France–A look at the Caravan/Parade - Bobbie's post of their experience watching the Publicity Caravan in Liege
- 2012 Tour de France–Prologue/Day 1 - Ray's coverage of the Prologue in Liege
- 2012 Tour de France–Stage 1/Day 2 - Ray's coverage of Stage 1