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

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

World Champ material?

Girona, ESP
Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Today Dan and I did a ride through Olot and into some fairly hilly country. The riding and scenery is exceptional over there, seems every road is void of cars. The high mountains jut up in the distance and every sign points to Andorra. The loop from Girona ended up taking 6 hours, with a total distance somewhere in the range of 190 km.
The other news on the day is that I may be selected to compete for the US in the world championships over in Austria come mid October. If the team can get the politics sorted out then the possibility is quite real. The course is great, and with the quality of my other compatriots I reckon we’ll have a good chance of winning.