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 02, 2006

Push'n the pace

Boulder, CO
Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I went out on a wickedly hard ride today. I rode at 10am, which is quite early given my record over the past week- most of which consist of 2pm – 5pm departures. It was good to finally get out the door before noon though. I rode with Blake; we went on a five hour ride through the mountains with some intervals. We averaged somewhere in the range of 215 watts… It was pretty crazy, but we both felt good so we kept going. In the last 20 minutes I started to bonk, but the ride was done- it felt good to get out and finally do a nice hard ride at altitude with the legs & lungs actually open. Tomorrow will be an easy coupla hours so it’ll give me time to recover and shake off some of the post ride pain. I love the roads around here, the weather’s holding up well too.