Crash and burn – Lessons learned

2014-05-26 16.37.56My husband loves mountain biking. It’s HIS thing. I’ve gone out in the past and enjoyed being in nature, but I’ve always been a little terrified of the downhill and way out of shape on the uphill. That terror/panting feeling made me be ‘gracious’ and bow out when asked if I wanted to go biking with him.

But this year, I determined to overcome my fears and become proficient at biking so I could go out more with him. This spring was perfect weather, so I’ve gone out every week and improved a ton each time, gradually leaving the bunny trail for more difficult rides. I can honestly say I’ve caught the Biking Bug.

On Memorial Day, we went up to Bogus Basin Mountain with a bunch of friends to do the Stack Rock trail. I feared I would be the worst biker in our group (and I was), but no one taunted me. Continue reading

Biking Boise

2012-06-02 07.43.22If you are a mountain biking fan, then the Boise foothills in Idaho are the place for you.  My husband likes them so much that on Saturday he did an early morning ride and took this picture just after the sun was up….

Then by evening, he was bored and went back to bike another trail.  In the summer it stays light until 10:00 pm here…which I love, love, love!  Below is the picture he snapped as the same sun was setting. Continue reading

Visiting Arches: Arch Enemy #1

Christina 5-3-09 061Arches National Park is a great place to go when the mountains are still covered in snow and ice. This red, arid desert just outside of Moab, Utah is amazing.

Here you will find odd shaped sandstone formations, fins, pinnacles, spires, balanced rocks and, or course…arches (duh)—it has over 2,000 of them.

We met some relatives here for spring break a couple years ago. Having left a relatively warm Idaho, we expected nice warm weather farther south…but that’s not what we got. Continue reading