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

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Race, train and be merry

North Bend, WA
Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Today I did 4 hours easy, I felt pretty good so I coupled it with a few sprints just to see how the legs reacted. They’re definitely still waking up from a week off, but I think they’ll come around when the real training kicks in. The weather was a bit better than yesterday, in the upper 70’s- like 78 or so. That’s pretty much perfect, perhaps posh to those from Colorado… By the way, one Will F. gave me a statistic that Washington has the worst air quality. Just for kicks, I decided to look it up and see… Washington has the second best, second only to Oregon… hmm; maybe he got it backwards or something…
I also got my preliminary race schedule for the rest of the year:

~5/10 USA U23 National Championships- NC, USA

8/7-8/12 Tour of Utah- UT, USA

8/20 Chateauroux Classic- FRA

8/22-8/25 Tour de Poitou Charentes- FRA

8/31-9/9 Tour de l’Avenir- FRA

9/20-9/24 U23 World Championships…?- AUS