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

Monday, January 09, 2006

Silver City: Jan 9th

Team TIAA-CREF Training Camp
Silver City, NM
Jan 8th – Jan 22nd
January 9th, 2006

Silver City is located in the desert mountains. The altitude is 6000 ft, daily temperatures are in the range of 60 degrees and the mountains are clad in pine trees. The roads, as I have seen them so far, are either down or up, never flat and very windy.
I flew in yesterday and met Alyssa, Frank and Craig at the Albuquerque airport, and then we proceeded to drive 4 hours to the Silver City airport. I haven’t got a chance to look around town yet but from what I saw on the way in, it looks a lot like Bend, OR.
Today we ride for 3 hours easy, the weather is supposed to be around 60 degrees and sunny. It’s cold in the morning, so hopefully it will warm up as the day progresses. I guess that’s how the desert is and you can’t be too much more in the desert than this… dry, windy and high.