Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Anniversary Ride

On September 29th, 2007, the day of our 28th wedding anniversary, my husband asked, "How 'bout going riding tomorrow...just the two of us."

I needed a change of scenery and being alone with my husband sounded like a fun thing. So we left the boys at home and went out.

Well...this was a pretty long steep hill. The picture doesn't reflect the slant of it. I kept thinking..."I'm almost at the top! I'm almost at the top!" But the top never came.

You can see the trail winding up in the background. I was climbing and climbing, and trying to avoid slipping into periodic long deep ruts here and there in the road. Suddenly I didn't make one of the turns and my bike rolled over a log and fell. Since this ground was tilted, and my bike weighs 225 pounds--my husband was not thrilled. Fortunately another guy came up the hill and helped him pull the bike out. I hiked up the rest of the hill on foot.

At the top we sat down on a log and rested. It was hot--about 88 degrees. (Hot for climbing hills in that outfit!)

Sometimes I wonder if I'm crazy.

But I do love the outdoors. Yet I think I would rather meander along a nice dirt road through beautiful countryside. But when you ride with a man, the chances are...that you won't meander. Try..just try...going riding with a man and NOT climbing a hill...bouncing over rocks...zooming around burms and spinning doughnuts.

Actually we had a pretty good time all in all. We rode 50 miles through the mountains! No more crashes the rest of the day (Oh...He did take me out to a nice dinner the night before!)


jan said...

It actually looks like a lot of fun. But personally I'd rather read a blog about it that do it.

Janey Loree said...

From the stories that I have heard when my guys get back from their dirt bike rides...I know that you speak the truth about not being able to meander on the trails!!!

Since TnT have moved to Texas, it looks like I will be taking my brother's Desert Runner out while he rides along on his dirt bike. I can't wait!!!

Michelle (wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, and striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman) said...

You are an amazing woman! I won't let my husband read your blog...he will want me to get out on the trials with him. I'll let him continue thinking it's a man's sport :)

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Oh, Michelle's comment was funny! "I'll continue letting him think it's a man's sport..." LOL!

You are something else Sharon. Amazing! I'm so glad you weren't hurt. And Happy Anniversary too! Way to go!

As adventurous as I like to be, I'd probably pick a quad over a dirtbike if given a choice, but it does look fun :)

For now, I'll stick to my kayak...

Sharon Lynne said...

Yes, Kayaks are a much smoother ride. I need to get one of those!

JAM said...

At least talk him into letting you choose an easier ride for, say, every other ride. He might always choose difficult trails, but he should be OK with a level trail too.

At least you got a good dinner.

JAM said...

Oh yeah, that tree in the right side of the bottom photo is freaky!