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By June 14, 2008March 22nd, 2017One Comment

This is actually my bumper, but I figured it was appropriate for this post…………

I really love mountain biking. So much so, that I got choked up not once, not twice, but three times on my ride today…and promptly laughed out loud at myself for being such a dork. It was perfect. 75 degrees, not very crowded, the pine trees were especially fragrant. Just me and the singletrack which quite literally brought tears to my eyes. My legs are coming back. I’m very very very happy about it…which is also why I got choked up. It meant so much to me today to be able to go out and ride my mountain bike. Today was a 3 hour ride at varied paces and it was all good stuff. My HR was happy and high like it likes to be which makes me happy and high (on endorphins…) I also have really been loving the downhill. My Cannondale Scalpel just totally rocks. I have never felt so comfortable and fast ripping down technical singletrack before. I was definitely pushing my limits today. I made it without wrecking, but came pretty close a few times and definitely two-wheel drifted into more than one corner. ๐Ÿ˜‰ …and then I’d giggle like a child. I made sure to take photos which also forced me to stop and rest for a second. I didn’t want to come back, but I knew how bad it would be if I did a 5 hour mountain bike ride. I don’t want to go back in that grave I dug myself. It’s not fun in there. If you like techno, you should check out Deadmau5. I met a dude on the airplane coming back from San Diego who was all about this band, and he has fed my techno obsession. Now it’s airborne!

Twisty singletrack. Where does the trail go? In and out of lots of trees.

LEFTY (Cannodale’s fork) in action.

You know you’re getting up higher when the road turns into a river. Did I mention that I will never grow up? I love getting muddy. My grandma used to always tell me as a kid, “stay out of the mud!”

Loose, rocky anaerobic fun

Soooooo happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

I won’t say my Aspen joke twice in one week, but every time I see Aspens, I think it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am not this serious in real life. I swear. ๐Ÿ˜€

Heaven….. if this is what it’s like, then I want to go there.

Access DENIED. I’m not sure exactly how high this was, 10,000 something, but after that, the snow was in my way.

Tomorrow, a 2.5 zone 2 road ride on flat road is in store. I’ll see if I can manage! I love going uphill. Flat roads simply will not do, but at least I have a new ipod playlist to jam to.

One Comment

  • Dave says:

    Hey, there’s no crying in mountain biking! ๐Ÿ˜› Glad you’re feeling good on the bike. Can you explain the whole gluten-free diet thing? I thought gluten was high in protein?

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