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

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Gila

Silver City, NM
Monday, April 30, 2007

After a series of uneventful flights I’ve arrived in Silver City again. It’s been a while since I’ve been here, Silver City actually brings back a lot of memories from the beginning of my affiliation with Slipstream Sports. The training camp last year was here, and although it seems like it was some time ago, it’s been just one short year. I’d forgotten that we stayed at this holiday inn until I got in & each hallway was too familiar to be true.
I’ve never done this race, but I’ve ridden each road and climb at least a dozen times. Not to mention that in the last three days the Gila team and I have climbed over 28,000 feet. With Gila’s status as a climbing race there’s no excuse for 2nd.