My Dad and I are both novice mountain bikers, though we are quite familiar with the road and usually ride our road bikes together pretty frequently.
We headed to Marshall Mesa Trail, which is a series of pretty gentle hiking and biking trails in South Boulder. It doesn't hurt that the trails sit right up against the mountains, so the views are pretty killer:-)
|Dad walking the bike up a very technical spot. (I did the same)|
|Dad coming down, though not as fast as I diddddddd!|
|I am also a badass for posting a picture of myself that highlights my crooked teeth and general sweaty goodness:-)|
We did a pretty easy ride--prolly 1 hr and 30 minutes, but I still managed to get VERY dirty! I have to say, I kinda liked picking and flicking mud off my tires--there's nothing like getting really muddy to make you feel like a you're a kid on summer vacation.
Now I really need to sign off, quit checking Facebook, Google Reader, and DailyMail* and get cracking on more of my dissertation introduction.
*Is anyone else shamefully fascinated by the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce? Am I bad person because I read the DailyMail, which is surely the most catty and snotty of all celebrity sources?