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, May 28, 2007

Nueva entrada

I got back from the tour of catalunya only to get my bag full of just about everything I need, stolen! I reported it to the policía and after tallying it all up, found the total to be 2000 euros. I think perhaps the credit cards that were in there have some sort of insurance for stuff like this...

Stolen: computer, camera, cell phone, gps unit, wallet, passport... muí bueno, eh?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Trophee Grimpeurs

Paris, FRA
Thursday, May 17, 2007

In a bizarre turn of events, the reigning second place finisher of the '06 Tour of France is implicated in operation Puerto? "I know from my heart, that I am the true winner..." Right, okay. It seems that more than a few of the winners had hearts pumping an abnormal amount of blood. But I will refrain from an inconclusive conclusion.
At once, I await the start of Trophee Grimpeurs- a race that, from what I've heard, is an all out sparring match along an 8km circuit complete with a 600 meter hill of 10%. It's only 18 laps, so it'll be like taking candy from an imp...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Do it shine in the light? Is it platinum, is it gold?

Girona, ESP
Sunday, May 13, 2007

After a brief stay at the Historic, my mates and I are hang’n out in the ghetto. The short walk across the river and into the working part of town made an unprecedented change in the quality of residence about. In the “old town,” across the river, everyone was either a tourist or too rich care, but here the people mingle in the true fashion of the country- making for a much more realistic experience. Regardless, we’ve at most glanced over our shoulders riding through here, but now were liv’n it and learning the reality of the whole thang.

Girona, ESP
Friday, May 11, 2007

After careful thought I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s nothing to do in Girona. Although at first glance people seem to scurry about in route to activity, the truth is that they’re either a- shopping or b- eating… both of which require a hefty jaunt about town… none of which I’m interested in on a regular basis.
So what does that leave me to do? Nothing. I ride, eat and sleep. I’m certain that the people in Girona don’t shop and eat out every day, so as to what they do the rest of the time… your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps they watch TV… of course the language on all but one channel is Spanish, German or French.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Cinco de Mayo

Silver City, NM
Friday, May 04, 2007

A festive Cinco de Mayo it will be... for today I ensnared my first victory.