4.09.2014

Spring Break in St. George: Mountain Biking

I think I have a new addiction.  It's called mountain biking.  Mountain biking has become Bron's obsession and now I understand why!  I'm so glad he introduced me to the sport, scraped knees and all.  In fact, last weekend when Bron went biking with some friends, I was a little jealous!  I wanted to go too but someone had to stay behind to take care of the kids.  We may need to get babysitters for some mountain biking dates this summer.

We spent two full days of our vacation mountain biking in the red hills of southern Utah.  And we would have biked more if our rear ends would have let us!  Ouch.  It was a blast!  Biking is a challenge (that I often try only to fail) and a thrill.  I gained a lot of confidence on this trip, learning to choose the right lines, using my momentum to climb over rocks, and taking my hand off the brake to careen downhill.  It was soooo much fun!  How often do you get good exercise and an adrenaline rush all at once?  Take me back!

^^Our comrades, Nick and Amy^^
^^I love that this is something we enjoy doing together!^^
^^My new and super cool sunglasses^^
^^Just look at those views!  (I'm not talking about us.  hehe)  The trails often led us around the edges of breathtaking cliffs.  I felt surprisingly in control and safe though.^^
^^Real ancient Indian petroglyphs.  Doesn't this look like they outlined children's feet?  Very cool to see.^^
 
Till next time, mountain bikes!

5 comments:

  1. Did you guys camp out or sleep in a hotel? It is absolutely beautiful. I would love to do that.

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  2. I like the looks of the difficulties of your trails compared to some of ours. I thought we were doing easy, not!

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  3. Fun! Kyle really would like to get a mountain bike. He has a road bike for commuting to work, but the thrill of mountain biking is calling his name! I'd be down with giving a try sometime too. I love biking. Looks like fun!

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  4. Wow!! That looks like the perfect place to mountain bike!! What breathtaking scenery! My husband and I haven't done anything physical like that in a very, very long time. I think we need to get our butts off the couch and start living again! You guys are my heroes!

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  5. Holy cow!! I can't believe I'm just now playing catch up on your blog! Life needs to slow down a bit (ha!) Your pictures are breath taking!! (Of course!!) LOVE these! And I'm so glad you had an amazing time! You've definitely convinced me that I need to try mountain biking! Especially when St George has so much to offer to that sport!
    Come back and take my family pictures!!

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