Life On Two Wheels

Along the river and toward the mountains a morning shadow shimmers across the road. The rays of the first light jet through the trees and across a figure gliding upon the road. His breath trails in short spurts, petrified as it hits the icy air. All is quiet except the slight sound of the athlete as he summons himself for yet another days work. Soon the rest of the world will bustle with life as well and the brief simplicity of cyclist and nature will disappear into the everyday struggle of life in full motion; the errands and intervals, the appointments and intersections, and the deadlines and finish lines OutPaceTheRace

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Silver City: Jan 11th

Team TIAA-CREF Training Camp
Silver City, NM
Jan 8th – Jan 22nd
January 11th

I received my new training bike yesterday. It's the super-light and stiff aluminum climbing frame Javelin makes. The ride is very nice and it responds amazingly quick when accelerating. Since it is the bike I'll be using for training, it is equipped with Shimano Ultegra 10 speed. It's nice to have the new parts since the ones on my previous bike had given up the ghost about 2 months ago. I've been holding off on buying any new parts knowing that the new bike was on the way.
Today we rode easy for a little over two hours. It was definately a fresh alternative to the last two days of long intense rides. When we got back to the hotel there were 40 pairs of carbon wheels that had just been delivered. Over the last couple days the staff has been receiving team kit, bikes, luggage etc.- remember, it's still early in the season, so were still waiting for a lot of our race equipment. Nonetheless, I've never seen so many wheels in one place before, esspecially of such high quality...