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, May 07, 2006

Battling back

North Bend, WA
Sunday, May 7th, 2006

The road to recovery’s been quite a battle. The doc said it was okay to race and train, but it felt like I was gonna up ‘n die in the process. But looking back on it now, I’m glad I gutted it out and did the miles…Always looking back proves what you could’ve done, and when you feel like you couldn’t have done more it’s always good (well, almost). I’m, of course very disappointed about Georgia, but you can put things behind you and just focus on the rest of the year. That’s why when you look back and realize that you’ve put everything into it, you know that the future can only hold something spectacular ‘n upsetting for the competition.