Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mountains + Bikes = Sweat, dirt and fun!

Since Zach is trying to get me prepared for Moab this summer we ventured out on another bike ride, this one more demanding than the first. Driving to the start of the trail we pushed the altima up quite the hill. As I enjoyed the scenery Zach says "you know we'll be riding up this to get back to the car." I shrugged it off, which was easy with my mounting excitment. We get the bikes out and start, uphill.

I just learned about shifting and how it can help or hinder your progress, expecially when it comes to hills. I struggled up the first hill and as we crested it and turned the corner another hill loomed over us. come to find out the first mile was a series of steep hills. I slowly made my way up huffing and puffing, and stopping often. Zach kept saying "this is the last one" as we turned and looked at another.

Finally as we crested the last hill we got to see over part of utah valley and it was gorgeous. We stopped for some water and took pictures.

Zach has a hard time when it comes to smiling for pictures. That's my he man;)

Needless to say I was shaking in this picture.

CONQUERED!!! 15 miles of rocks and craziness and we did it!! Zach probablly could've done it twice but it was an accomplishment for me. The last hill (the one we drove up in the first place) was the most challenging and all I could think the whole time was 'I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN" I can't wait to go back and show those hills whose boss:)

Lets all go Biking!!!


The Russell 4 said...

Good job, kiddo. Your dad would be the guy on the bike in the background of the last pic.

Love you guys! MoM

Zach and Bailee said...

no joke..I was actually thinking as we were riding, "man, My family liked the outdoors be we enjoyed from our four wheelers. The only thing that got really sore was my thumb." haha...I miss those days!