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

Saturday, July 15, 2006


San Francisco Airport
Friday, July 14, 2006

Upon entrance to the San Francisco Airport something was immediately amiss. There’s no reader board where you can check where to go to get to your gate! So after wandering around the place for a bit I finally addressed the boarding agents with my query. Evidently American Airlines doesn’t fly to Seattle (or something), so they turn it over to there handy partners in the star alliance: United. With United, of course, everything goes super smooth ‘cause they know how to run a business, fresh out of bankruptcy or not. The attendant ushered me to the United nook, where the United shuttle ships you to the United terminal. The process is really unique and absurdly evident- in fact I can’t think of an idea with such sophistication as that of United’s, cast aside of course the fact that the trip to the terminal adds another twenty minutes. Too bad they don’t let you give ‘em 80 bucks for their effort.
I don’t want to blame it all on the Star Alliance ‘cause a certain portion is undeniably due to the extraordinary layout of the airport. I’m not exactly sure what happened when they made the place, but it appears that it’s been built overtime. “Okay, here’s 60 million dollars, due what you think is necessary to make the place into a complete maze.” Should be easy- first ask United what the initial steps in the design should be. For instance, we definitely don’t need reader boards… but it’ll be important that we remind the customers to report unattended luggage every five minutes…