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, August 26, 2007


North Bend, WA
Sunday, August 26th 2007

Cloud coverage: complete
Rainfall: flood warning
August burn ban: in effect...? Chance of forest fire: 0%
Attempted suicides in the NW: classified
Number of roundabouts constructed in the last 4 months: 2
Number of attempts to start my car after 4 months: 1
Number of 2 year contracts signed: 1
Pounds gained by the family cat in the last 4 months: (-)5
5 min max wattage: 435
1 min max wattage: 541

US pro championships: sept 2. Greenville, SC USA
Tour de l'avenir: ~sept 6-15. France
u23 or pro world championships: ~end of september. Germany