Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall in Durango!

It has been so beautiful in Durango this fall. Ben and I went riding in the Gulch and had a wonderful ride. The views were beautiful! I still can't get over how nice it is in Durango! For some reason I don't think it's been this nice in October for a long, long time. Here are some pictures from our ride.

Participated in my first cross race today. Again the weather was awesome. I rode the mt bike bc I don't have a cross bike yet. But I was happy to ride it because the course was more suited for a mt bike than a cross bike. Well, for me. There were some pretty fast guys that raced on cross bikes.

Start of the race, I was hanging out in back.

Me around the fire pit. Good thing I didn't mess this part of the course up. I would have ended up in the fire! It was so nice out this morning that it felt so hot around this turn!

Look I was going so fast!

Ben was such a good boyfriend and hung out taking pictures while I races even though he had his own training. He took this awesome picture of Adam Snyder. He got third today behind Todd Wells (1st) and Chad Wells (2nd) and no relation.

Monday, October 12, 2009

trying to be good...

Ok, I am posting again!!!! On a trip, no, literally I am on a trip to Colo Springs, Boulder, and Denver....

I headed up to Colorado Springs to meet my coach, Corey Hart, on Saturday. I can't believe how cold it is up here!!!! The day I drove up it was gorgeous, clear blue sky, 60+ and as soon as I got over La Vita (not sure if that is spelled correctly) it was 23 degrees at the bottom! Total inversion. I have never seen anything like it before...everything was frozen and iced over. Come to find out they had an ice storm. Didn't know that happened in Colorado...I have never seen it happen. Well, I guess it does. So the rest of the drive was cold and gray. I got to the Springs and it didn't change, cold and I didn't leave the house unless I had to. I did have a great time there though; ate good food, drank good wine, saw good friends....

So I left today to head up to Boulder. The weather was much better today, more "normal" for October! Not much to report on. Just thought the crazy weather was worth to mention. Hopefully I will take some pictures tomorrow. I got spoiled with Ben's new camera and don't want to use my "old" one anymore!

Ben stayed home to be good and go to class. I miss him and wish he could have came with. Next time I guess.

This is a cool tree I saw hiking with my mom before I left on my little trip.

My mom taking pictures, much better than me. She got some incredible shots that day. I will have to upload them when I get back. She is really amazing...