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

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Hide 'n go seek

Girona, ESP
Thursday, September 07, 2006

Today Steve, Danny, and I went out on the “sun-flower loop.” Unfortunately the loop’s name doesn’t hold year round and at the moment is a bit gloomy with the blackened state of the flower heads… The whole loop ended up being 3.5 hours, quite nice, finishing with the Hincapie Climb and the St. Andreau loop. On the St. Andreau part we bummed some pares from the trees on the side of the road and started playing this game… it goes like this: You attack each other until someone sits up or gets enough time that they get out of sight, then they hide on the side as you go by. Each time that they effectively hide without being seen they get a point. Of course when you’re hiding the guy that was behind you is going to be going full throttle to catch you, so you’ve gotta jump out of hiding and catch them lest they continue under the false notion that you’re still ahead just around the bend. This is when they’ll probably attack you, with the gap and your previous effort, quite the little game… I wonder if Lance played it in preparation for the tour? Pate did for uspro…