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Mountain Biking 101

Posted Oct 24 2009 10:02pm

WOW, Mountain Biking is TOUGH! Our mountain bike with the parents today was a blast! I am so glad they came up today and spent some time with us, we love them!

Mama and Me Before the Ride!

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We were ready to tackle the mountain. 
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Right behind where we are staying there is a sky lift that you can take up the mountain and ride your bikes all through the dirt trails.

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We had to sign a waver that stated that we wouldn’t sue if we fell off!

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We all enjoyed the fun ride up, a little scared but it was fun. 

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The Parents

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The view was breath taking! 

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Our first hour of the ride was intense some major climbs and lot’s of fast steep down hills. There were points that I was sure I was going to fly over the handle bars!!!!

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After about an hour I needed some fuel!!!

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I enjoyed a BEAR NAKED granola bar, these things are sooooo good! There is some sugar in them but I needed it!

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Hubby was a little hungry! 

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We first rode 16 killer miles and then we headed back up the top and had a late lunch.

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Our view. 

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There wasn’t a lot of choices, but by this time I needed some FOOD! There is something about bike riding that makes me SUPER HUNGRY!

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I decided to go with the veggie burger dry and just not worry about it. 

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I also had some of my new Vega Bars. These aren’t too bad; 200 calories and not too small. I am not a huge fan of the texture, but it did hit the spot. I will have to give them a second chance, I think I was just starved so anything would have tasted good!

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I drooled over Hubby’s bacon cheese burger

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We headed out for one more ride before we headed back. It was such a gorgeous ride. I love the way the leaves were changing colors and the weather was absolutely perfect! Today I didn’t even feel like I was in California, more like Tennessee!!

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We did a total of 22 miles, and as I climbed the hills I kept yelling at myself, “LAST CHANCE WORKOUT, DONT GET OFF THE BIKE!!” The one thing that I love about Mountain Biking is the challenge that it gives me, because I would rather be running and carrying my bike up the hills instead of climbing them!!

Time to get ready for the evening, Hubby and I will probably have a late dinner and just chill for a while. WE ARE TIRED!!

Do you mountain bike? Would you like to?

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