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, September 26, 2006

Final day of work in Gerona

Gerona, ESP
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I think today has set a new record for walking ‘round the town. I went to two different clinics two different times for the surgery consultations. The X-ray was actually a bit comical. I had no idea what she was saying so we did more sign language and useless talking than X-raying. Then I walked to the store and back a couple times. The worst part of leaving the apartment is the journey back up the stairs to the apartment. It’s quite an adventure, and definitely one you don’t want to make on legs unaccustomed to the effort involved. The first week here is the worst just because of the walking.
Tomorrow morning at 6:50 the flight leaves from Gerona. I’m actually kind of excited to be flying on Ryanair again, they make the whole process so much easier. The big airlines like United and Lufthansa make travel so difficult. With them the whole day is wasted, but with Ryanair you can wake up at 5:15, catch the taxi and be at the terminal by 6:15. You get to your destination by 9:00 with the whole day ahead of you… plus the flight only costs like 25 dollars…