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, December 13, 2006

ToC Preview: Rest Day

ToC- rest day: Santa Cruz, CA to Solvang, CA
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Today we took a brief rest day to recoup from the last three days and drive down to Solvang. We did a nice easy 2 hour spin in the morning in Santa Cruz and loaded up the Freightliner in rout to Solvang; a drive of around about 4.5 hours.
In case you’ve never been to Solvang, it’s an old Danish settlement that turned into a thriving tourist hot spot. For those of you in Washington it’s similar to Leavenworth except 50 times the size… It’s also in southern California. We’ll be taking the next 3 days to do a couple rides. Tomorrow we’ll preview the time trial course, and then Friday we’ll do a ride on the great Solvang terrain, found exclusively in Solvang…