Saturday, January 27, 2007

Saturday Solo Ride

Today I had the day to myself. No kids or husband for the entire day! The first thing I did was schedule a facial in the afternoon and the second thing I did was decide to start the day off right with a ride.

I loaded up the Stumpy and the Chilidog and we headed out to Centennial Park. This ride starts out pretty technical from the parking lot with lots of jagged rocks and boulders for the first mile and a half. The remainder of the ride, depending on the route you choose, is nicely groomed single track. The one thing that makes me a bit nervous is the shooting range just below the trail. I guess if it is my time getting shot down by a stray bullet while mountain biking is a cool way to go out.

I rode for about an hour and then had to get back to my daughters basketball game which I thought was at noon but was actually at 11:00 so as I was walking in the door in my riding gear I get a call from my sister in law asking me where the heck I was. I changed out of the tights and into jeans and hightailed it over to the community center for the last quarter of the game. It was the first time in 9 years I have ever missed one of her games. She was pretty pissed.

Someday when she is an avid cyclist (that day will come) she will understand...

5 comments:

Chris said...

You are doing pretty good if it was the first time in 9 years.

Todd said...

How was the Centennial Park trail? I haven't been on it since before it burned up last summer.

Jeff said...

I'd like to do that trail again sometime soon. Fun singletrack!

Sandie said...

Todd - the trail is in perfect condition! It was dry, and well packed. Once you get past the hellacious rocky section at the beginning of course. There are a few less bushes since the fire.

Kristy said...

Maybe even a soccer or basketball star too! You are an awesome mom! She is a great kid because of you!