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, July 22, 2006

Nice 'n hot

North Bend, WA
Saturday, July 22, 2006

It was a scorching hot day yesterday. I guess it was 97 degrees; I went through 5 bottles in 2.5 hours. Yesterday was actually a double day, so I went out for 2.5 in the morning, then another 2.5 in the evening. It was getting hot on the way home in morning so I knew it was gonna be hot, but not that hot. The hotter the better though, the tour of Utah is guaranteed to be quite hot, probably in the 90’s every day. So I’ll be all ready to go, especially after the camp in Boulder, which’ll further prepare me both for the heat (I suppose) and the altitude.