Emigration Canyon is home to the Rubber Boa seen here on our picnic table, I have been catching tons of these little guys lately and they are fun to play with as they are harmless but curl up around your fingers and try to put a squeeze on you.
Fathers Day Rules. I woke up to blueberry waffles and breakfast with my girls. Eva is pretty proud of her pictures, I think she had some help from mom. The rest of the day included Sunday
school with the 12 year old crew, dropping little blake
off at DV
, skipping the STXC
and riding DV
- silver lake-mid mountain-secret lake- crest trail- big water-millcreek
- to in laws for fathers day dinner. It would have been perfect other than falling over and scraping up my hands then flatting
and having a faulty air can and walking/riding a flat down MC.
So the weekend was a good time and I have to thank everyone who made the 2nd
annual summer BBQ a success. The smores
flowed like melted chocolate and marshmallows on Graham
and all seemed
to have a good time with only a few minor injuries. I think next year we are bringing in a mechanical bull for the drive way to keep "some people" occupied.
The NORBA XC
ended up about exactly how I expected
- hot, dusty, starting at the back, not much energy or leg but forging on because I learned
in AZ. I am glad I raced despite not wanting to support the current regime, I am proud of my mental game for finishing it out despite knowing it was not my best effort. Some time this year, I hope to tease out the legs I know I can I have. I will spare you the details of the race as you my see a little write up in CyclingUtah
I was fortunate to be chased down by the USADA chaperon
directly after finishing the XC
, what a concept a chaperon
for doping control. It is very dificult to pee after 2.5 hrs in 90F. I think the first couple litters of water consumed just settled the dust in my mouth.
Now on to a week of taking it easy and playing with the moto before getting back to some bike practice/commuting.