After prodding by some girlfriends, I have decided to enter the world of blogging. I'm not the most computer savvy person, so I'm bound to create some screw ups.
Gosh - now I need to think of something to write! I suspect most of what I will write about will be mountain biking, running, racing, and all other sorts of outdoor pursuits. I'll try to throw some "normal" stuff in for my family, maybe even a pic or two of me without a helmet on!
OK - I had a fantastic 3-day weekend that started with, you guessed it, a mountain bike ride!
A fellow mountain bike gurl, Lynda from Utah, was visiting fam in Colorado. So brg (http://brginredsidis.blogspot.com/) and played hookie on Friday to meet up with Lynda and ride the smooth trails of Buffalo Creek. We couldn't have asked for better weather; sunny and 70-ish. The ride was a perfect easy ride of 21 miles with several breaks to eat and get in some girl chit chat. Unfortunately, we couldn't convince Lynda to let us kidnap her for Mojitos and dinner in Boulder!
I am supposed to be tapering for a big adventure race in less than two weeks, hence the easy ride on Friday. On Saturday, Jesper (my super fantastic BF) and I took the dogs for a little hike. I would insert a picture, but I can't figure out how to rotate it. Next time! Told you I wasn't too computer savvy.
On Sunday Jesper and I checked out Rabbit Mountain, a nearby trail we had not been to yet, for a quick mountain bike ride. The trail is pretty short (less than six miles) but it was rocky and fun, with some pretty views. Both Friday and Sunday I was riding my old Fat Chance Yo Betty!, which had been in a box for over 2 years since moving out to Colorado. I had forgotten how fun that bike is! I'm planning to ride it for my adventure race, since it's very light and geared. I think gears will come in handy for a 6 day race.
Now I'm back to the work week, but that's OK. I've got brg's Tuesday Night Girls Ride planned for tomorrow andI'm sure I'll put in some easy running and such later this week.