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, February 15, 2006

Fresno, CA- Feb 15, '06

Fresno, CA
February 15, 2006

The stage that we pre-rode today is going to perhaps be the hardest stage of the race. There seem to be dozens of category level climbs that have the potential to shatter the field as it ascends each. Most of the scenery is that that of the wine country- rolling green hills with patches of trees and foliage in the valleys. The roads are great; they wind amongst hills and valleys, unbeatable for bikes. The weather once more turned out to be quite ideal, hovering at around 60 degrees outside of the shade.
The hotel has increased in quality once more, today is the Hampton Inn.
Tomorrow we preview the time trial course which is located in San Jose.