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 05, 2008

Cinquo de mayo

Tour of the Gila

It was a right zippy one, this. I'd hardly started (and received a rare flogging) before the whole thing was over. Though it wasn't the kind of form I take kindly to, it wasn't a bad trip. Silver city's a ball and the people there aren't half bad, not to mention the walmart that's absolutely suave... I'd take silver and its sophisticated residents over boulder any day. With that aside I rented a car for the first time, and tested it too. Its great how cars can put up with so much. Who'd ever thought a dodge caliber could go 100 mph for 300 miles? But then again I didn't realize brakes didn't pulse on all cars either. With that said...
Anyway, el paso turned out to be a great place, they've got the place dialed for sure- the urban sprawl that's seemingly endless, the overabundance of cheap labor, nice thrifty residencial complexes.... the works really. In fact, I didn't realize how close it is to Mexico. Literally half the cars sport license plates of comunidad Chuiahuah. I got to thinking the caliber might like to see the place. But alas we decided to hang out at the walmart with some of the local quality. That car is slick in the south, dude. That's all old news though. My ticket back to immortal combat is in hand and the action starts on may 12th. I hope to be on the inflicting end of the pain this time. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile