Sunday, October 02, 2005

underwater pedaling

it poured rain today while we were on our ride. I'm talking the typical Seattle weather that scares all of the southern Californians away... the rain that chills you to the bone and makes you thankful for wool and hot soup when you get home. The type of rain that makes you want to curl up in bed with a novel that you can read by dosing in and out of sleep because who in their right mind would go outside on a day like today rain. Inspiring rain - one's that helped the invention of gortex, aqua socks, thermal wear and synthestics that stay warm even though it's 45 degrees and raining. Rain that would give some Hawaiian islanders a serious life threating flu. I'm not mocking the rain - not in the slightest. For I know that when it gets really impossible and you wonder why the hell am I training in the rain - you know it will come down to winning or placing second. That puts a smile in my face regardless of how many inches per hour are coming down from the pale grey sky.

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