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, June 26, 2006

Back on the bike

North Bend, WA
Monday, June 26, 2006

Today was the first day back on the bike after my little rest week. The weather’s finally come around here, so the ridings good. This is the part of the year when Washington’s weather really can’t be beat. Anyway, I enjoyed the resting; went on a few mountain bike rides (Devil's Gulch & Tiger Mountain) over the weekend, but other than that just sat around and took it easy. Hopefully, I’ve build up some immunity/resistance to the diseases that’ve been pestering me over the last couple months.
I ended up doing three hours today, it was blue skies and some 90 degrees- which I admit is not a usual temperature, I’d prefer 80. It was great to be back on the bike, I think I took the perfect amount of time off. Just long enough to get rested and ready to get back on.