Saturday, April 25, 2009

The closest I'll ever come to the Olympics

Today we got out there for the first mountain bike expedition of the spring. Our three first choices were either closed for races or hosting kids events (blech) so we opted to drive a little farther than planned and to a more challenging course than I usually do. It is the trail from the '96 Olympics in Atlanta. They have done some work to the trails since then so they are not Olympic caliber anymore but still tough and really fun. This is the trail Brett manages so it was neat to get out there and see some of the stuff he is always talking about.

We still like each other after a 2 hour ride.

Tired! It was a hot day.

This looks flat but it is really a pretty steep hill. 

These granite rocks are awesome! They are grippy and actually pretty forgiving.

Me braving a granite downhill.


David said...

Looks like some really sweet terrain, Tera. Very nice work coming down the granite slab in the last shot. Tell me you rode all the way from the top and over that rock step just above you and I'm going to be really, really impressed. You keep doing that and Brett's going to have to get you some leg and arm protection. I really want to come down there sometime and have you guys show me the trails. And if I'm not mistaken, I believe Brett's bike is carbon fiber? Very high quality boyfriend, that.

Zoo Keeper said...

AWESOME!! Know any places like that around me?? I haven't gotten the mt bike out since we moved here.

eyeheartorange said...

Julie: I don't know of trails near you, I didn't start biking til I moved down here. BUT, the other commenter to this post is my step-dad Dave. He might be able to point you in the right direction. Dave, any Central NY trail suggestions for Julie?

Dave: I came down most of the hill, but I did have to pick up over that stuff behind me. Not gonna lie!

L said...

I haven't ridden a bike in 14 years. You amaze me.

David said... has trail reviews.
Maybe these show some nearby trails.

Katie said...

Wow! So impressed big sis. Though I do have to mention, I believe that is the same top you were wearing in your mountain bike self-portrait with Brett last summer. Just sayin.

eyeheartorange said...

well, Katie, we are in a tough economy... Maybe a new top would be a good, not too personal present for a brother-in-law to give his sister-in-law. JK. Actually that is sort of personal... You'll be glad to know I am just about to go running, wearing the same top!