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, January 04, 2007

Another place and time

North Bend, WA
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Have you ever scrolled through the AM radio stations? I think that’s about as close to hearing aliens talk as I’ve ever been. Certainly there’s some sort of extraterrestrial jargon in there. I mean, it sounds just like the stuff coming out of my phone half the time, so imagine what it’d sound like from 500 billion miles away… Probably just like the AM.
Anyway, I’ve noticed that tomorrow’s weather prediction is a high of 40 and a low of 39 with rain and snow. They’ve dubbed it a “wintry mix” on Yahoo. Can it actually snow when it’s 39 degrees? I guess it can. Maybe the 86 percent humidity complicates things… maybe not. Of course the humidity will be much higher in the house after a couple of hours on the trainer. & if you're wondering about the mental state of someone who spends hours on end staring at the wall each day while riding a bicycle… wonder no farther than the various philosophical teachings of one Bernard (personal trainer). You see, after learning about the likes of Quantum theory and “out of body experiences” (aka mental utopia) an individual is able to totally remove his mind from his physical state of being & in doing so pass the moment(s) in another state of time… Yep, just like that. It’s weird, sometimes I wake up and I’m riding my bike…