Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Biking vs. Hiking

Tim and I did a nice gravel road loop over in WV through the towns of Job and Whitmer. It was my first ride over two hours and on gravel. The climbing felt great. I was a little nervous on the downhills because I'm a little bit like a sack of potatoes on the bike. But that old saying about never forgetting how to ride a bike is so very true. Biking helps my leg feel better.

We went over to Seneca for the second annual Spruce/North Fork/Fire Jenga weekend. Of course, I'm feeling a lot better about my life now that I can ride a bit again. I don't feel like the loser sitting in the corner, so I was more than happy to provide shuttle for the boys and Churtle. Melissa and I hiked to the top of Seneca Rocks. This is a tourist trail, but its still climbs 1,000ft in 1.5 miles. I kept looking at the fat people smoking their ciggies doing it, so I knew that even with my limp and weak leg, that I could do it. The view from the top is amazing. But going down was harder and my limp got worse. So at this point biking is much easier than hiking.

Ruby and I went down to Stauton last night to cheer on the cyclocrossers. Its a tri city series...Foof, Rock Town and Staunton( which I don't know if they have a nickname for their town) It was a great turnout and a good course. JB is looking very honed with his fitness and cross skills. DeDe and Misty looked really fit, too and it was good to see mumbles work hard. Poor Mckeegan...endo on the first lap!

Nick Waite is back in town! He rocked out on my brakeless fixie at the cyclocross race.


  1. Let's be honest, biking and hiking are both fun. Different games with different rules and different winnings but both a good time none the less.

    Glad to see you out and about. Thanks again for the WV info.


  2. I prefer to stay on my own to peds. But Hey! It looks like you had a great time,

  3. a perfect opportunity for you to bestow a nickname on Staunton.

    It was good to see you out there.

    Be well.

  4. Glad your back on your bike, you and Tim are so cute. Come to Tucson when it gets cold, we miss you guys. Still in Fl for two more weeks. I got to surf a couple times but Hawaii has spoiled me.

    Can't wait to see you

  5. Yeah West Virginia biking and hiking!

    Glad to see your progress! Keep at it!

  6. Hey girl:

    Been thinking of you and your healing after Frank told me you broke yourself. I think just being out in the woods regardless of mode of transport is NOT sucky; broken bones and no nature, very sucky.
    I was riding with a friend of mine here in Flag, Denise Garro, and she keeps it in perspective quite well since her husband Steve almost checked out by slamming a truck head first. Steve will never ride upright on a two wheeled bike or hike for that matter. It used to bug her if she didn't get a ride in, but now she is thankful for any day she can ride even if it means time to heal from an injury (like her broken knee). It is super fun to ride with her because she is so stoked just to be out there!

    Good luck with the last weeks of healing, tough girl! Say hey to all the peeps in the Eastland.

    Cole Habay

  7. Nice to see you on skis Sue,
    it's lookin' good