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

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And the beat goes on...

Silver City, New Mexico
January 22, 2008

The steady rhythm of country living plays along the hills and valleys of the high desert; dust gathers in the wind and immerses the region in a rich fiery rust colored landscape. A cracked dry road rises steadily through the mountains and trees into a pictorial country town on the edge of nothing. Known primarily for a massive copper mine lying just beyond the town perimeter, Silver City hosts the 2008 training camp for Team Slipstream Chipotle. The roads provide excellent support for the team as they set out each day with bikes in hand and directors in tow… The infrastructure of riders and staff bestow a pleasant spectacle upon the town; one that is received with a gesture of surprising respect and benevolence via local residence. Here in the sleepy mountain town of Silver City the future of cycling and that which lies ahead for Slipstream is assembled as the team and each athlete meld into one.