Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bikes + Mountains = Mountain Biking

For those of you that don't know him, Cameron loves mountain biking. LOVES it. He went as often as he possibly could last summer and he's already gone two or three times this year. He's gone as far up the trail as possible then hit snow and come back down.

Well, he's been bugging me about going with him. Al's Sporting Goods had a killer sale on their mountain bikes a few weeks ago. So, we bought me one. Yikes. Last saturday after work, we took it out for a spin...

Some new things I learned:
Don't make fun of mountain bikers.
For these reasons:

  • Learning how to switch gears

  • While pedaling UP the mountain

  • Not falling over
  • Getting all scratched up

  • Butt hurt

  • Thighs on FIRE

It. Is. HARD.

This is why I am not a huge fan of mountain biking. Yet. I promised I'd give it another shot when it wasn't so cold and I've had a little time to get over my first experience. Cameron's SO good to me. He didn't even get frustrated at me when I whined or told him I wanted to stop or take a break. He just stopped with me and watched me take a breather. He is the best example of patience.

I love him :)

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