Monday, June 11, 2012

Wow! This past week and weekend has been a whirl wind of excitement! Trey and I are now in Idaho, on a whim. We followed our good friends the “Graham family” here for an awesome trip of riding and trail running. Before we got here though, we were in Bend, Oregon for two weeks. Trey raced his mountain bike in the first of the “Oregon Enduro” race series. There was a very large contingence of Washington mountain bikers there, most of them we know and are very good friends with. We also managed to merge our California friends in with the Washington friends with a smooth transition. We only wish the whole Nason (Cali) crew were able to make it to the race. Out of our group of friends we had four podiums, three in one shot! In the 40+ M cat2 category, Trey took first place and two of our best friends took second (Greg) and third (Pete). It was very exciting to see the three of them up on the podium. Our other podium winner was Winter, from California who took first over-all for the Jr. category!!

 We were so proud of him and proud of all our friends who freaking rocks the trails in Bend. I did not race, unless Strava counts. I’m 99% sure that I will be racing in the Ashland Enduro, in a couple of weeks. Not sure that I really want to, but I’m signed up anyways…Mostly, I just want to see our friends again. I love the summer time!! The weather turned rotten last Sunday in Bend. So, we packed it up and followed the Graham’s to Boise, Idaho. We rode our bikes at “Eagle Bike Park.” Jim is a mountain bike enthusiast. He is all things “Bike.” Jenny, Jim’s wife is a runner. She just qualified for the Boston Marathon, so she and I did some trail running. I just tried to keep up… We heard of a place called “Sun Valley” for mountain biking and figured, why not! So we drove there hoping the lift system for bikes would be up and running but, unfortunately, they don’t open for another month. However, that did not stop us from riding up the mountains to 8000ft and sucking wind like our last dieing breath. It was awesome! Trey and I are headed back to Bend, Or. in the morning. There is a good chance my dad will be there. He just built his own Tear Drop and wants to do some traveling with Trey and I. He is from Illinois; he left last month on a summer tour. After Bend we go to Ashland for the race there and then NORTH!! Can’t wait!! Whistler is calling my name!!

I think Big Bird lives here in Sun Valley.
Freaky hail storm