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

Friday, September 22, 2006

Cows 'n stuff

I've got some 12 hours before the start of the worlds now. To say that I'm a tad nervous is abit of an understatement... I took a look at the start list and there are 178 riders, previously 180 before two of the Brazilians were caught doping. I presume that the whole race is going to be exceptionally nervous with the wide variety of fitness and experience within the peloton. You've got guys from Africa to Korea to Indonesia who you could guess and probably be right that this is their first race of the year... Then you've got the euro bunch who'll be racing like everyone's been racing in europe their whole life. So it'll definately be a wicked little ride.
On an entirely different note, I've noticed that this place is totally covered in flys. At any given moment at least 5 "house flies" can be spotted in a room, and they'll probably all be on your arm. I presume that this is due to the over abundance of cattle in the area. Whatever, I guess... It's just that I seem to have got the one room by the boiler room so it's quite hot and I prefer to open the window to allow for the cooling effect to go into action... of course the flies come in... so it's a lose, lose situation...