I’m not a cyclist, but I’m a big fan of Le Tour—better known in this part of the world as The Tour de France. This 21-day cycling race, this marathon of marathons, is about as grueling a sporting event as I can imagine, with all sorts of history and drama to make it even more interesting. And the Sacramento Bee’s Frame photo blog has put together a great gallery of photos of this year’s just ended Tour. The pictures show the beauty, drama, intensity and sheer grueling nature of the event. And they make me dream about the day I can travel to france and see the race in person.