TODAY | August 17, 2013
>> nice to have you with us this morning especially on this beautiful day in new york city . you know who is joining us? i think he's arriving now on his bike. lester holt .
>> hey, guys.
>> lester !
>> this is what you do when you have a weekend morning off?
>> just another day off. my rear-view mirror. i have been filling in for brian who has been recovering from his knee jury. he's got a blog. that's why i'm not here.
>> to promote yourself?
>> to promote myself.
>> did you see i bought the ladies corsages? you have competition here.
>> very nice.
>> you are taking time off, you can think about what you would like to bring to the desk.
>> when i come back? i don't know. bike accessories.
>> i got you on dvr. i will watch when i get home.
>> better that you are here. we miss you. not that we don't love having you. i know there's more than one person in this crowd hoping to see lester this morning.
>> no, no, no. don't do that. i'm not working. i'm off right now.
>> lester in a rare bike shorts . bicycle shorts . it is the first you have broke those out on national television. thank you for that.
>> it's the summer of cal vs, you know.
>> oh, it is.
>> i didn't come here to be --
>> object fied?
>> yeah, that's the word. thanks for doing this. i will be back tomorrow. just putting the schedule for the summer. i'll be back.
>> it's rare that i get a --
>> we miss you, but we are happy you are able to enjoy the morning.
>> i love the look. i love the athletic look. i can't.
>> remember, training.
>> a very small part of it. you look great.
>> thank you.
>> nice to see you.
>> can we give you our coffee order now?
>> sure, no problem.
>> we'll get to that in a minute.