Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mountain Biking

This past weekend had me mountain biking. What was the first lesson I learned from that experience? I am NOT a mountain biker! LOL!

My boss and I have been riding bikes together for about a year. Last year had us out for daily rides at 6:30 in the morning riding along our river. We would usually ride about 10 miles each day. I love it. I've always loved riding. For Christmas, I got a new mountain bike. I knew that I wanted to go mountain biking this summer. I guess I didn't realize what mountain biking is. It's actually going down the side of a mountain on very small trails, with cliffs on one side and rocks and tree roots sticking out onto the trial. It takes skills, skills which I don't have. I was very much out of my league, and very scared!

I spent a portion of my day like this: LOL!!!

It was a beautiful day though. We were high enough to see two different mountains at once, which is pretty unusual around here:

You can see Mt. Hood directly behind me, and Mt. Adams (we think) off to the left of me.

We did have a fun day, even though we got lost in the forest and I was 1 1/2 hours late getting home. Yeah, not good! I learned some valuable lessons though: have a good mental attitude and don't trust a GPS system in the woods

Oh, what is that, another fork in the road, I'm sure we'll go the wrong way and
end up hours from the trail head!

Despite it all, I am happy that we went and I loved riding on forest roads, just not forest trails! :)

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  1. Great pictures, and that one lesson is priceless: don't trust a GPS system in the woods. Love it!


  2. I'm with you. Forest trails scare the daylights out of me.

  3. I bet is was a challenge... Did you go above HR?


  4. We went out through Dufur, and don't think we ended up behind HR, but I could be totally turned around and wrong! LOL! It was very challenging, and a tad scarey! LOL!