Sunday, July 24, 2005

Three weeks in July

Today is the last day of the Tour. I always love watching the race on TV. It's nice to see cycling getting so much exposure. With Lance retiring, I wonder what next year will be like. There's been a good enough showing by the other Yanks this year that makes me hope that the Only Lance Network won't limit the coverage in 2006. It should be a very interesting race. I predict Basso will win.

I've been enjoying the sweltering heat of Colorado again for the last couple of weeks. It's been consistently over 100F for a while now. It certainly makes for very hot riding. I did this ride the other morning that actually made me feel like I was boiling. It wasn't so much the heat coming from above me, but from the ground. Going up higher doesn't make much difference, either. The only thing that does is make it harder for me to breathe. I'm not complaining though. I've been riding as much as possible, even if it's just along the many bike paths in Boulder to visit my friend CJ at the Sports Garage, possibly one of the nicest shops I've seen. I've been spending some good time with CJ. We've been keeping each other cheery in the wake of respective end of relationship blues.

Not much to say on the state of the World at the moment as I've been keeping my head firmly buried. I'm once again sickened by more London bombings, and saddened by a tragic accident that claimed the life of and Australian national team cyclist. I'm really just trying to ride my bike as much as possible, and spend some time with the friends here that present welcome distractions.

1 comment:

Simon said...

100 degrees? You're so lucky. Summer appears to have ended here, back to the usual grey dreariness and cool temps.