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jethro's picture

I came up with a bunch of different first sentences for this post - but ended up with this lame one because i couldn't decide which to use - potentially they were all lame anyway

  • htc_desire_sQuiet exuberance hardly describes my emotions…
  • I'm off to France - so long suckerssss…
  • Say hullo to the new HTC Ambassador…

See what I mean - lame.

Anyway now that that's over let me introduce to you the new HTC Desire S Tour De France Ambassador. Moi!

HTC have selected me to go to France for the last week of the 2011 Tour to be their HTC Desire S Ambassador. What that means is they are giving me an HTC Desire S Android handset and hopefully enough phone credit to go nuts with it over there. I'm to report on the phone and how i use it to keep a daily blog and photos and video of the tour including the awesome Champs Elysees seating package I have. Did i mention its also a cycle tour so i get to manfully (or whimper like a girl) struggle up Alpe D'Huez amongst some other rides including the penultimate days time trial circuit. In addition I get to meet the HTC Highroad team and report on their progress in the tour.

Trepidation, Excitement, Nervous Energy, Adrenalin. Some of the things happening right now. This has been a dream of mine for years. I was planning on going to the Tour Down under next year - but this tops that! No more late nights sitting watching scratchy SBS broadcasts (we live in a poor reception area) - I'm going to be one of those blokes on the side of the road with their shirt off cheering like an absolute idiot as the guys ride by up the Alpe!

Lucky Buggers I used to mutter under my breath. Now I am the Lucky Bugger!

Stay tuned for more.

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G Atkinson's picture



HTC "have" the stylings of your English. On our side of the pond we've decided that organizations are singular. Whatever. i like your way better.

But on to better things. I'm going to be glued to your social media sites. Really excited for you. Tell me they are giving you a nice per diem as well.

Don't forget to tell us everything. I've heard there is a smell that wafts by when the peloton passes. Comes from blood, sweat, tears, and the guys that just pee in their pants rather than stop.

jethro's picture

I'll make sure i sniff

I'll make sure i sniff especially for you Gordon - and your grammar is correct it should have been "has"

Andrew's picture

Have fun Tim (not that you

Have fun Tim (not that you need much encouragement to do so :-) )