Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mountain biking out west

I took my bike on my vacation trip and have had some outstanding rides in Wyoming and Utah, with California and Moab still to go.    I will post about the individual rides as soon as I have some time.  I am having so much fun mountain biking!   We started taking pictures of the bike in various places.  Here it is in Yosemite--no mountain biking here as national parks don't like us so much, so the bike stays on the car.  poor bike.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dorked Out

I've broken an elbow and kneecap in the last 5 years and I don't want to break anything ever again.  I don't want to hurt anything either.  So obviously I shouldn't be mountain biking but I can't help myself.  So I finally bought some fancy elbow pads and kneepads.  I am the only one who wears them!  I feel like a dork!   But...I want to keep riding.  Here I am, dorked out and ready to ride at my two favorite (local) places:   Camrock,

Badger Trail

Here's Marilyn on the Badger Trail, which we rode for the first time a few weeks ago.  This hooks up to the Capital City trail, or you can catch it at MarketPlace just off Seminole highway.  The trail is asphalt for about 5 miles and then turns into gravel.  The gravel was pretty coarse and Marilyn didn't like it so we just stayed on the asphalt.  It was a beautiful day.  This trail is great, much needed because riding on Seminole highway and roads south is not fun to me.  There is no shoulder and lots of traffic.