MTB’ ing Again

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Okay, you know how you plan to do something and then it goes a different direction. I would have bet you a ton of money that I would have been road racing over the Labor Day weekend. I knew/know that I needed the speed work to prepare properly for Chequamegon in a couple weeks. But, I got selfish and am still in Steamboat Springs riding MTB bikes. The riding the last two days has been difficult. Pretty slow, technical climbing on used trails. Today we’re driving a bit North and doing a 5 hour ride. I’m a little hesitant, but game. I fell once yesterday pretty good. Good enough that I’m super stiff today. I flipped over the bars at the bottom of a steep pitch. I sort of intentionally did this so I didn’t run into a 2 foot erosion gully. I landed pretty good, but my bad shoulder is worse once more. I think I just have to get used to it. Okay, here are some photos from yesterday. We’re getting an early start. At least early for me.

Not much blood after the fall.  My upper back and shoulders took the brunt of it.

Not much blood after the fall. My upper back and shoulders took the brunt of it.

We sort of bush wacked through a marshy field. This is Katie.  Kent said it was the trail, but I'm not so sure.

We sort of bush wacked through a marshy field. This is Katie. Kent said it was the trail, but I’m not so sure.

There are a ton of different terrain right around the Eriksen compound.

There are a ton of different terrain right around the Eriksen compound.

The sky is so clear in the mountains.

The sky is so clear in the mountains.

And changes so quickly.

And changes so quickly.

We rode back up the Hot Springs trail, which takes you by the Hot Springs.  They are doing brisk business this weekend.

We rode back up the Hot Springs trail, which takes you by the Hot Springs. They are doing brisk business this weekend.

Kent is going to build a pole barn and we went across the street to check out a neighbors.

Kent is going to build a pole barn and we went across the street to check out a neighbors.

And once again, Katie creating.  This is a squash blossom pizza.  The only other time I have had squash blossom was in San Diego.  They were fried.  I very much doubt I would eat them raw.  I must be a Colorado/California thing.

And once again, Katie creating. This is a squash blossom pizza. The only other time I have had squash blossom was in San Diego. They were fried. I very much doubt I would eat them raw. I must be a Colorado/California thing.

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