I dusted my mountain bike off this afternoon...pumped up her tires......located an extra tube and pump...dug my camelbak out of the closet...some warm gloves...my helmet...and I was ready for my FIRST Mountain Bike Ride of the season - in MID October! I KNOW!! - It is unbelievable! This never happens - I'm usually ready for some event I have been training for! But this summer I told myself that I wasn't even going to attempt to mountain bike this season due to the arrival of Astrid. It is my FAVORITE sport, but it requires more time than any other sport (since you get back in the woods and just don't want to stop!).
Tonight I went on a ride with a couple of great gals in my life - Monica and Jen! We got a later start than we originally wanted to but decided it was perfect timing because the moon (The Hunter's Moon - BIG and orange and beautiful) was rising as we began our descent on Blue Mountain.
I snapped a pic as we turned around to head back dooooooowwwwn to the trailhead: I couldn't have picked a more beautiful night, or better company for my first mtb ride of the season.
It was exhilirating being out there with a couple of my girlfriends at this chilly time of year!.. It felt like a little micro-adventure - hootin' and hollerin' our way down the trail like a bunch of silly wild women in the night!