Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Better than racing

Well, I learned how to wheelie so well on Friday that I ended up flat on my back, looking up at the sky and crying and giggling all at once. I hope the next time I decide to improve my wheelie skills, I remember some basics like "squeeze the rear brake," ride flat pedals, and maybe even a camelback. My vertebrae have become my good friends and I don't want to have to spend my weekend icing them again. Although, it was a great break from traveling and racing!! I was actually thrilled to have an excuse to stay home, go to the Farmer's Market, go for a hike, and get some school projects done. I found a new trail behind my house (the green rain jungle above), got to run my dogs, and slept for 12 hours straight- I think it was a successful weekend :) although next time I'm going to try to just DECIDE to stay home without the getting hurt part.

Introductions: my dear friend Judy (behind me on the bike) and cholla, the scary looking cactus on the right. I wouldn't shake hands with the cholla. I tried and it made for some creative expletives. But Judy is extremely sweet- a great adventurer and lady.

1 comment:

gwadzilla said...

I suck at WHEELIES!

I have landed on my back with my feet still in the pedals more than once