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

Monday, February 26, 2007

Tour of California

San Fran to Long Beach
19th to 25th of February

The Tour of California this year was of exceptional motivation to the team and I. I’d venture that our preparation this year was quite perfect. We knew exactly what we needed to do from the start & it seemed to pan out in the beginning- Jason in second, Taylor & I in leaders jerseys, & Danny sitting well on GC. But then it all kind of fell apart. I missed three breaks essential to maintaining the KOM jersey, & managed once more to fall victim to a cold on stage 3. In the time trial we were not up to par with the faster guys and fell farther back on GC. In the end we made all of the breaks and Danny managed to ensnare the Most Aggressive rider’s final Jersey.
Although our team seemed quite impressive to the likes of many of you, we were hoping for a larger step. Perhaps this is always the case, yet as we grow I will continue to expect our larger steps to yield more (exponential?) ground. This will be apparent through our results in 2007.