is for Biking
Less you think I’m an extreme biker, let me assure you right up front that I’m more at the Granny level when it comes to biking trails than a BMX type. You know that woman who you hear a mile away because she’s cranking down on her squeaky brakes the whole way down a hill? That’s ME!
My husband and children on the other hand, are quite adept. But even though I’m a pathetic biker, it doesn’t keep me from loving it. I think mountain biking is one of the coolest exercises out there because it gets you outdoors and you see lots more country than if you’re hiking on your feet.
Unless you’re me. And then you still might be hiking on your feet when you come to hills. Oh well.
Here in Boise (another B word), we have lots of great trails in the foothills. If you’re lame like me, then you’ll be on trails with lots of other people (bikers, hikers, dogs that think they can do their business wherever they want because of oblivious owners). If you’re a little better, you can branch off onto steeper trails and leave the rest of us behind. Lucky you!
In honor of letter B, here are 2 other great places to mountain bike (according to my husband):
- Moab – Slickrock and Porcupine Trails (he dreams about these places and salivates every time he watches the video below)
- Bootleg Canyon outside of Boulder City, Nevada – My husband has given blood here several times. It’s for intense bikers who know what they’re doing (if you fall, the terrain isn’t kind).
A good B book that has bikes in it is…(wait for this, it’s great)…The B Book by the Berensteins. It’s awesome.
“Big brown bear, blue bull, beautiful baboon blowing bubbles biking backward…”
It doesn’t get better than that.
So enjoy letter B. Ride a bike, and if you’re feeling especially cool, bike backwards while blowing bubbles. Do you bike, and if so, where do you do it (the grocery store counts)? And if you don’t, what is something else you like to do that starts with letter B?