Cycling is not as easy as riding a bike

Updated: June 19, 2012, 5:36 PM ET
By Kathryn Bertine

It's just past midnight, and the women of Colavita/espnW Pro Cycling are loading into the team van at the airport. I'm pretty sure we're in Minneapolis. It's hard to tell.

May and June have been so packed with races that we haven't had a moment to catch our breath. From Silver City, N.M., to Gatineau, Quebec, to Boise, Idaho, to Philadelphia to Minneapolis, we've been on the road racing our bikes and living the dream of being professional cyclists. It's a dream filled with ...

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