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

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Training in motion

North Bend, WA
Sunday, March 04, 2007

Today was my first real day of training since returning from California. I went out on an easy four hour ride and ended up feeling great. Tomorrow I will do the same thing, except a bit harder and a bit longer- just to ease back into training.
The case with the weather here in Washington is often not as it should be, so it’s been a while since I actually set out on a ride in motion (not on the trainer). Nevertheless, the weather changed with a partly cloudy sky, no rain, and a temperature of 56 degrees. Perhaps the change of weather is symbolic and represents the end of my illness and a fresh new start after a short but recuperating break.