jeny be quick
jeny jump over the rocks and sticks.
jeny rolled high
jeny rolled low
jeny rolled with fire, in the land of no snow ;-)
sunday rocked. the still completely seized back and hips did not allow me to walk, lie down, or even sit comfortably. but ... sitting on the bike felt relatively nice... in fact, the compromise in freedom put me dead-center on the pony. while all things on this trail always have felt ride-able at speed (never really an issue), slower paced days tend to feel clumsy. not this sunday, tho. for some reason, i felt on four points in absolutely all situations.... i felt nimble.
cat and i rode sovereign from some stinky trail head by some camp spot. while this afforded us a lovely few extra sandy miles in both directions, full head-wind in both directions included ... it was truly a smelly place.
cat stole my camera -- she was sick of me taking pix of her not having any fun at all
so i thought i'd post the only two pix of me from the whole weekend
jeny also thinking: my chiropractor is going to kill me
the light was weird this day, as the wind was blowing HARD, and the sand was filling the sky with white light
(can't you tell by the expression on her face?)
the ride back to the car, in the headwind
my camera is now full of sand
the fire still burns ...
big, wide sky today --- drenched in sunshine
since cat had never ridden porcupine, we decided that saturday would best be spent doing a porcupine loop. so we saddled up the ponies and rode up sand flats road from town, took a right at the usual 'drop-off' point fork in the road and continued climbing up to lps. unfortunately, i had a bit of a mysterious mishap ... and somehow completely sent my back into spasms while on the bike. i literally rolled off the bike and onto the ground ... lying on the ground, trying to be able to sit up ... stand up ... ride the bike. i didn't know what to do! i thought for certain it was OVER! thanks to cat and her awesome help, i managed back onto the pony, completed the climb (gingerly), hit lps, and had a spectacular day, albeit somewhat compromised.
a better shot
as we were standing there -- cat being blown away with the view, a group of boys on heavy looking DH bikes rolled by and stopped to look at the little pink truth ;-) they asked if we wanted them to take a pic... just as we had stopped still, a gust of wind literally almost blew us backwards off the cliff we were standing on.... truly a funny moment;-)
cat ridin' the edge
i finally did it!!! i was far enough ahead to stop at a spot of opportunity, throw the bike in the bushes, and hide... waiting for my rider to rip around! i caught the shot JUST in time -- ONE TAKE!!! i think it turned out alright! the light was really quite difficult today... very washed out, so you know there are better colors here... but i liked the shot anyway!
seeing the GOOD people out there
do you see what i see?
watching a looming storm linger over some other area
successfully missed rider-shots
endless rolly bliss through sunshine and shadows
post ride satisfaction
needless to say, the legs were wasted at the start gate today, and ed and i had a lovely, LOVELY recovery ride through heaven......... again ;-)