Sunday, March 23, 2008

Blah, blah, blog...

So, I haven't been too motivated to blog lately, or perhaps I have been too busy, but there hasn't been that much exciting stuff to blog about. No offense, but the Banana Belt race is not exciting. It is road racing. I did do another one and we did spend another weekend in Portland (March 15-16th).
FINALLY we headed out to the cabin for a FUN weekend. The plan was to downhill ski for the final time at MHM on Friday. Tim had the day off, so I was psyched to be on the snow and make some turns. Well, it didn't quite turn out that way. Someone (I won't mention any names: TIM) overslept and overslept and overslept and when I told him it was 30-40 mph winds with gusts up to 50, he slept some more. But there was new snow and the wind would only mean it would be fresh tracks every run, right? Oh well. Coach K really didn't want me to ski anyhow. It's a knee thing. So instead, after a very late start, we cruised down to Parkdale on our cross bikes in pelting hail. It didn't last long (the hail or the ride) and it was actually pretty darn warm and sunny for the easy climb back to the cabin. The weekend was all about mountain biking. Saturday was GORGEOUS and Sunday, well, not so much. To put it in perspective, there were over 30 cars at the Syncline parking lot on Saturday and only 3 on Sunday. We did a really long ride on Saturday, looping around the Coyote trail both up and down along with a trip down Hidden and 'Little Moab'/Rock Garden. The group kept getting smaller until it was only Tim and I for the last loop up and around. We just couldn't get enough. Sunday we actually made it over to Hospital Hill w/ Spencer. I hadn't been over there for years. Lots of new fun trails.

Yep, new snow on the side of the road for our ride on Friday. Skiing would have been a lot more fun in fresh snow. At one point it really did sleet/hail, and going downhill, it was cold. Silly.
Taking off layers for the way up.
Not forging that stream any time soon. Will the RAMHOOD be possible in July?
Saturdays crew: Emily, Tre, Tim & John
On the last loop on Saturday, apparently I wasn't climbing fast enough for Timmy. He had to take a little nap. See Mt. Hood in the background.

Cool trail on Hospital Hill side I have never ridden. A bit slick with the rain, but fun. Love those trees.

Yep, it was a muddy ride.


StevenCX said...

That looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Yes RAM Hood will live on!!!!