It was a pretty sweet weekend. Saturday morning I rode with the Sleevie up the Sundance side of the Alpine Loop, down to Cascade Springs, back out, and up and down South Fork before heading home. ONLY 4 hours (right, Beth?), but around 7000′ of climbing, so good stuff. Plus, we ran into big Nate Thomas on our way back up Cascade Springs. Sleevie is seems to be rolling pretty good knee wise, and I figure if he can do that much climbing, he should be pretty close to race ready. He let me know that he managed to ride Alpine Loop twice the other day. Yeah, the entire loop X 2… I can say I have never done that.
Got home and Kelly was going nuts trying to get ready for the girls’ birthday party. I took them out to lunch and some errands, mostly so Kelly could get stuff done, and then it was party time. We (and by that I mean Kelly) had the backyard set up with all kinds of pools and sprinklers and what-not. The other half of the theme, I guess, was My Little Pony, as there seemed to be ponies and the color pink all over everything that was not a pool. As far as I can tell, it went well and after cake and ice cream it was over. I’m sure Kelly will rock my blogging world with pics from the raging party.
The Perry’s and Kelly’s brother Matt, stayed for dinner.
Sunday was fairly routine with a morning trailer pull bike ride, church in the afternoon, and dinner at our neighbors house. We ran into Sleevie on the ride. He was, not surprisingly, headed in the direction of the Alpine Loop.
The other big thing going on is the puppy. It turns out they don’t train themselves. I am so impressed with Kelly. She is really willing to put in the time to get this dog’s behavior on the up and up.
If anyone knows who won the Tour duh Park City the Uintas, let it be known in the comments section, as I have found nothing but tales of woe and stories of rest stops* without food or water available.
*Known in some circles as feed zones.