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, November 28, 2006

Kauai- day 5

Kapaa, Kauai, HI
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

It’s snowing in Seattle now. So I guess my little trip came at a perfect moment. It’s rather remarkable really. I expected it to get sunny as soon as I left, but I guess a lot of bad luck eventually leads to the good stuff. The weather here remains rather spectacular.
Yesterday I went down to that climb I was talking about. It’s quite a ways away from where I am; it starts out of Waimia and is somewhere between 12 and 21 miles. I got about a quarter of the way up before turning around and coming back. I’m going to drive closer today so I can ride the whole thing without going over the four hours.