“The Fun Scale
Type 1: An activity that is fun while you are doing it.
Type 2: An activity that is not fun, but you remember it being fun.
Type 3: An activity that was never fun and usually involves near death experiences or conditions so horrific that your life is put into jeopardy.”
Okay, so I know some people who would think that Type 3 is really Type 2….you adrenaline junkies know who you are!
Well, cruising down the mountain on fat tires is definitely Type 1 Fun. Kelly called it, and she was absolutely correct. Right from the start of today it was fun- the drop down yesterday’s final climb was a hoot for all 30 seconds that it lasted! But for me at least, the entire day was like this. Yes, we were still stopping to shoot video and pictures, but that didn’t cheapen the experience for me at all.
I’ll go with the pictures again, but let me just say that really it was the people I was with that made this trip. Last night we stayed up until almost 9pm! We played “Cards Against Humanity” and laughed like teenagers. We ate cream puffs and chocolate. We told jokes and talked about books. BOOKS, people! When Hoff said, “Oh, I just read this fantastic book- Shantaram-” I thought I would pee myself with joy. And one of the great things about a trip like this is you walk away with fantastic “You had to be there” kind of jokes. I don’t think I can ever let my kids eat Doritos again.
Okay, again, the pics aren’t in precise order (they came from multiple digital sources).
My silhouette in the snow.
Sara, ready to head out.
Another shot of the hut. Because it’s cool, yo.
Selfie of me, leading the charge out.
I love the bright morning sunlight
Eric and Sara chilling on the bunk.
The stove, warming our boots.
Caia, the token animal on the trip.
Sara making coffee.
Kelly and I.
Tabasco and a reflection in Dave’s sunglasses.
Yup. I eat eggs. Sometimes.
Some sweet shots of the bike I rode.
One of the BEST things we did: the girls made snow angels. I’ll have to post a link to the video. It was incredibly fun!
Eric, Kelly, Sara.
What! Another selfie!
Okay, this one is cool because you can see Sara in the reflection of my shades.
Kelly in the morning sunlight.
See that little bump in the trail behind me? Yeah. I made that a jump and caught some air. Liked it so much I did it twice.
Our bikes loaded up.
This is our “sex sells” pose. Aren’t we hot? Doesn’t this make you want to buy a bike and ride to Blue Lakes Hut?
Kelly. I love this girl!
The Real Women of Cycling
Again, I can’t say enough how much fun this trip was. And it was my companions in arms that made it so. Thank you a thousand times!