Be nice to your Tour de France fanatic. Be gentle when your Tour lover turns on the TV before sunrise to watch the day’s stage. Be patient and let him or her control the remote for the month of July.
Let your Tour geek watch the Versus evening replays and read Tour blogs and Websites ’til the wee hours of the night. Let your geek wear lucky Tour jerseys to church and show up for dinner with greasy hands after a Tour-wanna-be ride. Applaud when your Tour geek imitates race commentator Phil Liggett, even if the accent sounds more downtown Detroit than British.
Remember, the Tour de France is only once a year, and in 16 more days, it’ll all be over.