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

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Traffic & Sun: Los Angeles, CA

Redlands, CA (Los Angeles suburb)
March 23, 2006

We went out for a 4 hour ride today, just spinning & checking out the prologue & road race courses. They both look pretty good; the only bad news is that Jonathan won’t be able to follow me in the team car during the prologue because they’re not allowing it. It’s better if he can follow & tell me what to do, but it’s short so hopefully it won’t make a big difference.
The weather was in the upper 70’s today. I guess they got the bad stuff out of the way when I left ToC… I’ve gotta tell you though, it’s a nice change to be out of the wet and cold that was back in Seattle- a bit abrupt, but swell nonetheless.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to getting back out there and mixing it up with some of the big teams. It’ll be enjoyable wiping the smirk off the faces of the “high-strung” domestic teams (AKA: Health Net, Toyota-United, and Navigators).