After all of that work he got tired and needed a break.
After the rest he wanted pie.
Stacy recommends that her patients should eat Julian Pie.
She also recommends they climb 8,000 vertical feet to earn it.
Then we did some "Engineering "
Truth be told I purchased the shin guards after today's ride.
In slalom skiing the saying is "shin to win".
I thought of a new saying.
Eight Dollar No Holler. (That's the price of shin guards)
Soccer Guards and Volleyball knee pads from Big5 will protect me from the Dragons.
The shirt is left over from ski racing. It is a half shirt. I am currently wearing it under a jersey. However it has been suggested that I wear it solo and accessorize it with a nose ring, belly button ring, and a really cool tattoo.
The learning curve is huge. I am learning a ton.
The biggest thing I learned to day is to get your balance first. Always. I was having trouble while going super slow climbing up rocky steep sections. I figured out I needed to get totally balanced first then I could take the line of my choosing. However, if I tried to change course before I was totally balanced I would end up riding somewhere I didn't intend (like a rut or scratchy bush....hence the need for all my protective gear). If I was totally balanced I could ride my way through all sorts of things I didn't think I was capable of. Hmmm. Maybe just another way sports parallels life. Who needs therapy when there are rocks and ruts to ride over.