Monday, April 18, 2011

House life decided Bike life wasn't going to get the attention it deserved. So, no new ride stats to share tonight. Sorry. Tomorrow though, I WILL get out and ride, or my next posting will be from a little padded room. ;) Instead of dwelling on the 'poor me' mindset, this evening has brought on much video watching. Here are some of the favorites of the day, shared from various sources...

Calgon, take the Pink She-Beast away!

fender bender freakout on pinkbike.com


One of these dudes looks slightly familiar...


Pedals? We don't need no stinkin' pedals!
Jackson Run Bike to kindergarten. on pinkbike.com


Eventually I hope to get the hang of video editing to post my rides too, someday.

Monday, April 11, 2011

MTB Monday Premire!

As stated before, I'd really like to start blogging more frequently again. So here is my first (hopefully not only) installment of "MTB Monday". I am planning to record my ride stats and thoughts about each ride, then compile them and report to you each Monday. Hopefully I will be able to include pictures from each ride as well. When I have a whole week to recap, I don't know if there will be pictures from every single ride. Sometimes it's just too pretty cruising along to stop and shoot!

Straight Stats for today's ride:
Trip Distance: 13.47 miles
Trip Time: 1:18:38
Average Speed: 10.28 MPH
Maximum Speed: 23.72
Trip Climb: 681 feet
Maximum Altitude: 5390 feet
Route: Side Creek Park, Powerline Trail, Cherry Creek Spillway Trail, Wheel Park, Toll Gate Creek Trail, Buckley Street, Mississippi Avenue

What a positively beautiful day for a ride! Late this morining it was in the 60's and sunny. I set out on my two wheels not exactly sure where I'd end up or how far I'd go. Intentions were to attempt a test ride to my school but as suspected, I got detoured by the BMX track along the way :D SO I did a couple laps there and if I'd been by myself I probably would have continued on to the rest of the route to my school but there was a Dad there with his 5 and 3 year old kids letting the older one perfect his skills so I stopped to chat, snack, and watch as the 5 year old got better air then I've ever been able to get! I got in a couple more go-rounds with the track then a trio of fellows came to do a couple of jump-runs. I let them have the track to themselves and took a couple more runs after they headed out. I checked my time and realized I'd better head out if I wanted to get back in time to clean up, eat, and run a quick errand before getting my girl from her after school club. Good thing I did head out. I ended up getting a little lost on the paths back and had to alter my route. After a bit of riding through neighborhoods and not finding the path I needed, I sucked it up and took the main roads back home. Didn't have time for any food except for some healthy snack foods on the go but I did manage to shower and get my errand completely finished that I set out to do.

Here is a little view from when I first started on today's adventure...
Things are greening up nicely, and water is trickling down the rock beds.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Activity

It's been a long time since I've written in this blog! Things have been pretty busy over here. My daughter and I went on a cruise with my immediate family for my parents 50th wedding anniversary in December, I have been going to school (but am currently on leave until June), helping the girls with her school stuff, volunteering at the animal shelter, and recently took up mountain biking again.

I would like to start making entries in here again more often. I don't know if I want to stick to a single theme or if it should just have content, period. I contemplated starting up a photo a day thing, having theme days for each day of the week, blogging my bike rides, and also considered focusing on tales from the animal shelter where I mainly medicate cats. Perhaps I will get back in the swing of writing again first, and then see what feels right.

That's it for now! Blog ya later! =)
~Cara