It was time for a weekend off from racing and for some quality time at the cabin and riding with friends. And of course, eating, drinking and movie watching. But movie watching only commenced Friday night after Mr. Weeman & Mr. Patla helped me install a new hot water heater so we could have hot showers the whole weekend. Mission accomplished. I could not have done it alone.
Saturday we headed down to Hood River for some MHCC course recon. We did 75+ miles, riding out to the new Friday road race course (which was emailed to me just in the nick of time! Thanks Chad!) and then back on the TT course. It was a beautiful day and it is always good to come back to the cabin feeling like you deserve to drink a beer and eat lots of food. Which is exactly what we did!!! No pictures taken on this gorgeous day. Except of the guest of honor: O'malleys new puppy.
Sunday was an adventure. It wasn't going to be. It should have been a straight forward ride. Up lost lake, turn around at the snow, go up and climb the other side. Descend. Back to cabin. BUT no. My recalcitrant husband decided the snow section would go. Granted, I initially agreed, but it really didn't go. It was a LONG hike through snow. It was cute and fun for the first half mile, maybe. The next 2 miles we were just hoping the next corner would be clear. It didn't happen for a LONG time. But we made it. And the saving grace was that it was not too cold. We survived. And we had great post ride snacks. The only bummer was, I was so efficient in getting 2 cars packed and 4 people out the door, I forgot my damn bag with all my wet clothes and wet shoes. Not good. Oh well. Perhaps an excuse to go back up this week?
|O'Malley brought the new puppy for her first cabin visit. Definitely the highlight of Saturday.|
|Tim and I before hiking in the snow got OLD! See those smiles. They didn't last long.|
|Luckily I have a kick ass light bike to put on my shoulder for miles on end.|
|Lindsay heading over the big tree. The excitement continued... We should have turned around here.|