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

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Domestic-International racing: USA exclusive

North Bend, WA
Thursday, April 13, 2006

I took a look at the Tour of Georgia website and was surprised to find that our team was the only one with a full roster of USA citizens. Navigators has only one, & Health Net only three! Is that absurd or what?
Anyway, I did a couple hours in horrible weather today. It was a consistent downpour with an occasional gust of wind. I wore leg and knee warmers, a thermal jacket and vest with leg warmers beneath. Top all that off with super arctic booties, a fleece hat, a rain jacket and a rear fender- and 2 hours later you’re set to go… Surprisingly, my buddy and I didn’t see anyone else… besides the loggers gone red necks out cutting wood with their “wolf hounds,” which are out to get every cyclist that goes by.