29 January 2015

I'm Not So Sure That Was Fun...

my favorite cyclist

We attempted our first bike ride of the year on Saturday, January 3, following a 13-incher. We thought the mountain bikes would be able to handle the snow. But it was too icy. The Lizard did okay; he's got such great balance! I, on the other hand, couldn't stay on my bike. I kept falling!

So a whopping big three miles that day!

We tried again the following Saturday, January 10. We'd had a few inches a couple of times during the week, and we'd had two nights in the teens, but the sidewalks and streets had been plowed. We thought the mountain bikes would be able to handle all the snow and mud in Waterton Canyon.

They did, but boy, were they a mess!!!!!!!!!!

I can remember when we used to think it was fun to ride in all kinds of weather.

Does this mean we're getting old?!? :)

my favorite post-ride protein

My post-ride protein boost was what would be my last real meal, chased by a bowl of Cream of Wheat, for two whole days. Bonus points for whoever can guess what medical procedure this old lady had to endure. Hints: clear fluids only, no red fluid, no dairy, nothing but water on Day Two, "get someone to drive you home because you are going to be super loopy when we're done with you." Oh, and the prescription to prepare for the procedure was $42 after insurance!!! Owie!

But now the annual stuff is done until next time they decide they have to do some poking around inside me. Hopefully that will be a very long time from now. And hopefully, the mountain biking will dry up a little and get a little warmer before then.

muddy, muddy, muddy

mud spiders

gonna have to wash those

12 comments :

  1. Wow! You are adventurous! It's all I can do to ride a bike on a smooth road!

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    1. Got to throw in a bit of dirt now and then, Charlotte. Keeps things interesting!

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  2. Brave indeed, I don't even want to walk in the cold if I can help it. 13 inches too? Pffft no way hosa haha

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    1. I love the big ones, Pat. Especially when they result in a snow day!!!

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  3. Leap'n lizards, where's the red sand of Moab when you need it?

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    1. Stuck to the bottom of our car, Lizard! Take all you need!

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  4. You *need* a fat bike!!!! :)

    Sorry about that procedure. No fun at all.

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    1. No, no fun. But now it's done!

      Just wait 'til you see the fat bike I'm artsying...

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  5. You guys are diehards. Not to mention muddy butts! :)

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    1. And muddy tires, and muddy cleats, and muddy ears, and muddy cameras... The list goes on and on!

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  6. Leap'n lizards, where's the red sand of Moab when you need it? I love fat bikes and people always ask me why? Well here is your reason to use a fat bike people!

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    1. A fat bike probably would come in handy two or three times a year for me, so other priorities dictate using the good old mountain bike for now, Richard. At least I've progressed to two bikes... I used to ride the mountain bike for everything because that's all I had. :)

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