Over the past several years, I've become a casual Cycling fan. The Tour de France is so dang exciting to watch and it leads me to wonder how the sport could gain more popularity among United States fans.
Obviously, Lance Armstrong's success has lifted the sport to new heights in the States, and maybe the time is right to put together a "Tour of the U.S." How cool would it be to put together a 21-stage event that covers both ends of the United States?
The event, itself, could start on the Brooklyn Bridge, make its way west to Chicago, and then to St. Louis, and then from Colorado (Route 66) to Nevada.
The Pacific Coast Highway could also provide very scenic backdrops to a couple of stages.
On the trek back to the East coast, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, the Tennessee Mountains, among other great locales, would be challenging and beautiful sights to behold. The race would finish in D.C. as cyclists would do laps around the mall that connects the Capital building, the Washington monument, the White House, and the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.
Okay, let's make it happen!