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

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Local Race- Market Street RR

Ravensdale, WA
March 19, 2006

“A quarter past 3” was the reply Dave got from his wife when he asked what the gap was between the break and us. I guess she doesn’t come to many races, but it definitely lightened the mood. She probably thought we were getting hungry and perhaps it was near supper time…
The course for Ravensdale is much more difficult than that of Mason Lake. The route was very hilly making it quite difficult to maintain a constant speed yet ideal for attacking. So most of the race was marked by that of attacking with an occasional chase being organized and subsequently shattered as the chasers tired from the undulating terrain. But it made for a likable race nonetheless; I got in some good training with some solid efforts during the race and a couple hours prior to the race.