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

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Back in Gerona

Girona, ESP
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I’m back in Gerona. It seems that the season’s changed a bit, a few thundershowers now and again- but it’s still really warm. The people come out in droves and wander the streets. I’ve decided to explore a bit this time; I guess there’s some old stuff up behind the apartments by the cathedral. Everyone still speaks Spanish though, so I’m a bit hesitant to stray too far afoot.
Today Timmy ‘n I went out on a 3.5 hour ride. It was nice ‘n easy with some rolling hills. I’ve never been out that way, so I quickly realized that the riding is pretty nice over there. Nice quiet roads between little towns in the country. It’s amazing though how fast the cars go out on these roads… Speed limit’s 60 kmh and they go at least 100, you can tell they’re coming ‘cause the tires’ll start screeching around the corner…