Jim Walberg is a good friend and like me he is an avid cyclist and fan of the Tour de France.
I whole heartily recommend everyone follow him on Facebook.
He’s one of the warmest human beings you’ll ever meet, should you be so lucky.
But unlike me, Jim doesn’t record the race on his DVR to watch later in the evening. Instead, he prefers to watch it live. For us in the Pacific Time Zone that’s 5:00 AM to around 8:30 AM. I don’t mind waking up at 5, but by the stage end it’s 8:30 and I should really be getting things done at work.
It’s what he does next that caused me to unfriend him.
(ok, not really)
Jim posts the results of the race on his Facebook Profile!
Unfortunately for me, I have Jim on one of my Lists. As a matter of fact, he’s on The List I use to check in with all my favorite people on Facebook. That means, when I go over to Facebook, one of the first things I see is Jim’s update. That kind of spoils the race for me later on in the evening.
There’s 21 Stages (races) that make up the Tour which means Jim would be spoiling it for me 21 times.
I’m just not going to have that.
MY THREE CHOICES
I could have just unfriended Jim (yeah, that seems a little harsh),
or I could ask him NOT to post these items, (yes the world revolves around me)
or I could adapt myself and remove him from my list (for the 21 days)
Obviously, I’m going with choice number 3
For the record: I’m rooting for Peter Sagan this year. I watched Peter Sagan dominate the Amgen Tour of California this year. He’s an huge underdog but is holding the Green Jersey right now. He’s 22 and doesn’t have a team supporting him towards the G.C. but watch out in the future – the guy is one hell of a sprinter!
He's an avid hockey fan, rides a mountain bike, sometimes rides a road bike, has a few motorcycles (he had a really fast one, bought a cool orange one, rode a really slow one, and wants a really small one). If that isn't enough, he makes cheese and sourdough bread, loves strong beer and good red wine, and poorly plays the Mandolin.