The ride was totally brilliant, almost surreal. I have to admit I'm not a huge Armstrong fan, but to not have gone would have been madness.
I took the car through from Edinburgh, for fear of the trains being packed with bikes ... and the completely useless call centre I ended up at when I tried to call and book a ticket this morning.
There was a great atmosphere before he arrived, with everyone waiting in the road to the hotel for him to arrive. Lots of great chat with the locals. When his car finally arrived, he hopped out, seemed to be building his own bike, and did interviews at the same time. There was even a mini media scrum.
Lance seemed to spend quite a while talking with fans, shaking hands and doing the good media thing, then we all headed off, taking up the full width of the road. SUCH an awesome experience, as I pedaled along on my commuter.