Sunday, June 28, 2015

Operation Bike My Ass Off

In an effort to beat the insane heat, A and I met at 7 this morning to head to Bragg Creek. We arrived and were some of the first people there, which meant a parking spot in the shade. It was still cool and we were excited to hit the trails. And then shit hit the fan. A couldn't find the keys. And her car doesn't tell like mine does if the fob isn't in the car while it's running. So we weren't sure if they were on the ground by my car (20 minutes away) or at the gas station where she filled up...

And to top it all off, there's no cell service at the trailhead. So A rode back till she got a signal, called my mom to check around my car and her hubby to bring an extra set of keys. I waited and was tormented by flies and mosquitoes. Oh yeah, we both forgot bug spray =\

A returned and we got ready to head out. D would bring a key and meet us later. And then we saw it...

On top of the car, hiding behind the ski rack, were the keys.

So we got started a little late, but still beat most of the heat. We rode up boundary ridge (I think it took us about an hour of steady climbing). And flew back down in 15 minutes or less. Super fun--great cardio on the uphill and lots of practice working on the skills I'm learning in my course on the way down.

Hit up Costco, spent the afternoon prepping lunches and dinners for the week and now am hanging out in front of my AC with Nerm. =)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Operation: Bike My Ass Off

is still in progress. I've signed up for a ladies only mountain biking class in Banff. Two nights in, and I've kearned sooooo much already! I've rocked some stuff, found some stuff to work on, but have had a blast!

Today A and I rode 30.5 km on the pathways in the city. We came *this* close to getting caught in a storm but made it to the Lazy Loaf & Kettle just in time!! The bad part was the big ass hills at the end of our ride. I had to stop a few times, but I biked up every. single. one.

Another mountain ride is on tap for Sunday with A & D. Monday I'm back in Canmore for week two of training.