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, November 25, 2006

Kauai- Day 1 & 2

Kauai, HI
Friday, November 24, 2006

In a desperate attempt to thwart the winter blues brought on by endless rain and overcast skies of the Northwest, I have migrated for 5 days to Hawaii. From Thursday to Sunday I’m taking time off the bike to recover from the past several weeks of the initial weight lifting phase in order to transition into more intense cycling specific exercises. What better area to do this than in Kauai? I brought the bike, yoga mat & enrolled in a fitness club for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday… I’m actually kind of excited to hit some of the roads here, although they seem to be a bit busy and somewhat unfit for cyclists, the terrain is excellent with winding jungle roads, pristine beach views and one superb 12 mile climb up through some canyon…
At the moment I’m in the small town café drinking coffee and eating a banana while thieving the local wifi.