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

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Stage 4 – Georgia
April 21, 2006

Today was a fight with my newly acquired cold. I could hardly breathe and barely cough. The stage was a series of categorized climbs with terrain that went up and down all day. Lucus got in a break with Will and, curiously enough, Dave Zabriskie. Lucus got away from that group with two other guys, one from Discovery (J-Mac) and one from Saunier Duvall. He managed to capture the most King of the Mountains points on the day and start with the KOM jersey for tomorrow. The break did get caught near the end of the race. It was a pack finish, perhaps the hardest one for me to date.