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.