Riding a bike ain't easy ...

After watching Lance Armstrong at the Tour de France, Jim Caple decided to ride a stage himself. He's still alive ... barely.

Updated: July 11, 2005, 12:54 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Editor's note: Jim Caple is spending two weeks on Page 2's dime, traveling through Europe for a firsthand look at, to name a few, Wimbledon, the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and how far he can carry his wife.

ALONG THE ROAD TO BLOIS, France -- Lance Armstrong and his teammates rode the 42-mile fourth stage of the Tour de France in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds. It took me 3 hours, 13 minutes, not counting breakfast.

Then again, Lance and Team Discovery ...

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