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, July 02, 2007

Fire at will

Girona, ESP
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Girona 8:24 am /pnw usa 11:24 pm

I was reading the article on the latest attacks in Glasgow, and it said that police were hunting for the suspects of the bombing or whatever... and it showed a picture of two police officers standing in the airport holding machine guns. If they spot a suspicious guy they can just hose down the whole place... maybe get some of the suspicious bystanders while they're at it. Maybe it's just for show or something: "we mean business, but we're here to party." In Spain they have revolvers. When the protests for catalunya indepencia happen they bring in the policia special ops, who've got the red berets and the shiny boots, the swanky HOV van... but no machine gun.

No HOV lane here either, what's up with that?