That said, the races weren't exactly pretty. And the MTB race...yikes...definitely not pretty. Very technical course. But I'll keep on keeping on; if anything, 'racing' on the technical crap will hopefully just push me to be a stronger rider. (BTW, I'm not bothered at all though that the Cat 1 winner of one of the MTB races is actually a pro XTERRAn and world-class athlete. And she's super nice, so...can't really complain about that one :-) Not every day a nomad like me gets to share a podium w/that caliber, so...coolio.
As it was winter this trip home, there wasn't much sweating nor dirtbiking going on, altho we did let "Donkey" out of his stall a few times. I did try out a hot yoga class which was the best non-hokey yoga class I've ever attended (definitely sweated in there:-)
And CB and I became temporarily obsessed w/trying to 'capture' one of the area mountain lions on film, via our new motion sensor wildlife cameras. Unfortunately, I couldn't stand to wait more than a few days to go see what the cameras caught (who me? impatient? b'lash!). So, there wasn't much more than a deer (actually, just its butt), a stray hiker, lots of wind (trees a'blowin), and me and CB who imitated a herd of wild javelina in front of the camera to test if the motion sensor was working. So, there's that.
So, am now tired. Stick a fork in it. Am ready to take a break for a few days and to make the most of forced rest while travelling. Might even read a book or get back in the pool or something. Next up is a 50-mile MTB race, some more MTB ego-crushers, and of course some XTERRAs. Come play!!
Some random shots...
Shwag (another XL for CB).
Just more technical crap for me to make me go 'uggh'.