The 2014 Tour de France route will be announced tomorrow October 23rd. I anticipate an adventure following it, so I bought a lightweight and small foldable chair to take on my trip. It will provide a comfortable place to sit while I hold my preferred spot at the start or finish of a stage.
The photos show the highly portable chair ($69.00 US) next to typical soccer chair from Target ($9.99 US) to give perspective. I also compared the amount of time it takes to set up.
The Target chair takes 3 seconds to unfold. The REI chair takes about 3 minutes and I was able to only after consulting instructions. Both are comfortable. The REI chair is obviously much lighter and more compact.
It is another step in preparation for a splendid adventure.
4 Replies to “On the Eve of the Tour de France Route Announcement”
Is it $60 better?
I vote for the REI if it means you have room for your bike helmet! I have to say, I think of Black Beauty as Mr. Brompton. ( I thought that before we were properly introduced.)
I like Mr. Brompton. Sounds like a Jane Austen heroine! The REI chair is the only one I want to schlep in my one bag across France!
I mean hero! Uffda, I am tired. Reminds me though of the Disc Jockey who commented on Lorde’s new album Pure Heroine, “I hope she doesn’t do drugs.”