It’s that time of the year again. Every July I spend hour after hour watching the limited television coverage of the Tour de France. We only get about two hours of daily race coverage here in the U.S., so I often look for alternative ways to catch the action. Last year I found daily update videos on a TDF YouTube channel and I’m subscribed again. This year, the main TDF site has news of Google bringing Street View to Google Maps for every race stage. That’s about the closest I’ll ever get to "walking" a stage course, so I’ve already spent the first hour of today virtually on the course with a real cup of coffee. And I haven’t even broken a sweat yet!