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, March 29, 2006


Duvall, WA
March 29, 2006

I finally got an opportunity to ride the hill in the area. I didn’t know of it previously because it’s a bit out of the way. It’s good though- about 11 and a half minutes, so you can get some serious hill repeats in. It’s kind of weird that there aren’t any roads on the mountains around here, over in Colorado and Idaho they’re a dime a dozen, but here you drive at least 30 minutes to get to the nearest one. The mountains are bigger here too.
It’s between Duvall and Monroe when your going towards Monroe on the highway (hwy 202 or something). Take the second Cherry Valley road coming out of Duvall.
I rode the time trial bike today for 2 hours in the afternoon as part of a double day. It’s been a while since I’ve been on it for that long & it uses a bunch of forearm muscles; so pretty soon people’ll think I work in an auto shop and wrench all day. Just holding the position was the hardest part of the workout.