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

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Hang on, we're in for some chop

Girona, ESP
Saturday, June 03, 2006

The amoxicillin seems to have worked rather swiftly. I haven’t had the fever since yesterday and the sore throat dissipated this morning. So I went for three hours, I’ve gotta admit that that was pushing it with L’lieda starting Monday, but it’s all or nothing eh? Assuming that everything would go as expected and my recovery would be right in line with that, going out for three hours worked out perfectly. Fortunately, here you don’t have to worry about the weather not being absolutely perfect 100% of the time, because on any given day it is. The only factor that I’d prefer not to have is the frequent winds from the sea, they’re not harsh, but just enough to keep ‘em on your mind and wish they weren’t there.
Other than the ride and another brief trip to the store I haven’t been doing much except sleeping. I slept in until 11:00 this morning, ate breakfast for lunch and headed out for the ride. Came back, went to the grocery store (Caprabo is what it’s called, kind of like a Safeway but the size of a gas station) and took another nap. Then ate dinner and here I am. Listening to, a Seattle radio station (with no commercials) that’s also ‘listenable’ on the internet. It works well with my little set up here, quite unique really: HP Pavilion zv6000, w/ 2 GHz processor and 512 mgb of RAM. But the best part is the 15.4 inch wide screen and the Altec Lansing speakers. Ideal really. It’s funny ‘cause I get all this criticism for having a big computer with all the travel ‘n stuff, but I haven’t had any issues while I’m traveling… then when I’m at the ‘locale’ it’s rather superb. Especially the blue lights in place of the typical neon yellow of its rivals…