Connector Trails

Yesterday I went mountain biking and I made a big mistake!  Now that the park is closing earlier, we were not able to park where we sometimes do at the trail head.  We only had an hour to ride, so we decided to park at the bottom and take the connector trail up to the main trails that we wanted to ride.

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SS: I Can’t Put My Finger On It

I have been noticing over the past couple of months that my husband has only been riding his single speed bike when we go mountain biking. At first, I didn’t think anything about it, but then I started wondering what the big deal was?  He had bought a Gary Fisher single speed bike a couple of years ago from someone off of Craigslist and rode it off and on, but now he is riding it all the time! Continue reading

Never Too Old

I am so excited about today’s ride!  I finally rode the hardest trail for the first time this year.  I rode it a few times last year, but wanted to get stronger in my legs before trying it again this year, because it starts off on steep climb that feels like it goes on forever!  I believe it is about 1/4 of a mile for the climb.  Needless to say, I have come a long way from last year to today.   Continue reading

First Time Riding Alone

I finally went mountain biking all by myself!  Usually my husband goes with me, but he had to work late and the weather was perfect…so I took a chance and went.  I had such an awesome time!  I went at my own pace, and just truly enjoyed myself.  The only downside to my ride was the fact that I forgot to turn my Strava App on, and I also forgot my polar at home.  It sucks because this time I didn’t take my usual 10-15 min break.  Other than just pulling over to let someone pass or grabbing water,  I didn’t stop for long at all.  I know I probably beat my personal record today.  Oh well!  There’s always next time!

A Couples’ Ride

My husband emailed me this video today and I laughed practically the whole time while I watched it.   Why?  Because it reminded me so much of our earlier rides together when I was just learning.  Don’t get me wrong, I am still learning, but I have come a long way from last year.  Whoever made the video reversed the roles.  Probably to keep a lot of arguments from breaking out with couples.  LOL