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Thursday, August 21, 2008

the ride.

lately, i've been pretending that i'm a mountain biker. prior to last saturday, the last time i had been on a mountain bike, was at least 10 years ago, & that experience didn't exactly go well. but when carrie called suggesting i join her & some other girls, for a saturday afternoon ride, how could i say no? & although it was a little awkward riding on dirt, & going downhill makes me really nervous, somehow i managed to survive... in fact, i kind of even liked it. so when carrie called again & invited me to join her & the girls for their weekly wednesday night ride, of course i said yes.

led by a fearless leader, our group of adventurous, fun loving ladies hit the trails. we conquered mountains & sand traps. some screamed the whole way down, while others were screaming on inside, as we maneuvered around the bumps & rocks in the trail. & i, took my first fall... yep! i locked my arms up tight, shifted my weight forward, squeezed the brakes a touch too hard & i went flying over the handle bars, somehow managing to wrapped up in my bike. some skinned knees, a knot or two in my leg, a nice bruise on my stomach, a raw elbow & some dirt on the teeth... i definitely exuded beauty & grace.

but i have too say... i'd do it all again, just in case you had any question about it carrie, as long as we finish the evening with arby's loaded potato bites again.

12 comments:

TravelinOma said...

You are a multi-talented biker chick!

mama jo said...

sounds scary...

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

Ah! Not that there are any mountains near where I live, but, I'd still be petrified to do that. Way to go! And, way to go on the whole getting back on the bike after a fall thing. You're awesome.

Aranne and Dan said...

You are one brave chic... I have the desire but my fears far outweigh them.... good for you!

Chanda said...

You have such nice teeth! (I'm glad they are all still there.) I have never done the real "mountain" biking but have always wanted to. After seeing your fun, maybe I'll bump it higher on my things-to-do list.

Darilyn said...

What a fun time. That picture of you is great. I get really scared going down hills too. Maybe I should conquer that fear by just doing it!

Shannon said...

good for you and what a great thing to do on a girl's night out! I'm much less motivated than that!

Jon & Heather said...

good for you for getting back in the saddle! I have done one of those moves- sadly I was in flip flops and on a gravel road- it wasn't pretty.

Heidi said...

nice, love the teeth! its an addicting sport way more fun than road riding..

* TONYA * said...

brave, brave woman. I don't think I've been on a bike since elementary school. I'm terrified of bikes.

Wendi said...

Ouch!
Love that you took a photo of yourself with dirt on your teeth.
Love. it.
You. are. amazing.

MERRIANNE said...

Love the TEETH!! ♥

and you are doing good Conquering the Mountains on a BIKE!!!

You are a BRAVE WOMAN!!!