Actually compared to some years this year had less activities. We started camping over the weekend and between setup weather and a forgotten Garmin (with my programmed route in it) I pushed my weekly century ride Til' Tuesday. My lovely wife offered to take her long ride home to retrieve said Garmin where she discovered a newly hatched chick. The picture looks fuzzy because chicks are fuzzy.
I'd hoped to make it around Lake Winnipesaukee but that was going to make the ride way too long. I opted for a route that was mostly in New Hampshire. I had the cross bike so I didn't pay a lot of attention to weather the roads were paved or dirt.
|Nice Views, Not a lot of Traffic|
|Trespassing? Fine. With Dogs? Fine. But Leave Your Bear Dogs At Home.|
|The Store Was Closed. (A Few People Will Get This)|
|The Garden Was Open|
The next day we hiked up Mount Chocorua at a spirited pace since we were going almost 4 miles one way to the top and the rest of the group was only going 1.6 miles to the falls.
My wife had visions of the dogs plummeting off a cliff and falling to a gruesome death so she stayed back with them while I scampered (almost) to the top. In the interest of time and since there was nobody to hang out with up there I got most of the way up and called it close enough. It was also cold, raining and very windy and I was in a wet t-shirt (not a contest).
|Could not get a selfie without a crooked face.|
BECAUSE WE FREAKIN' WON!
|First Female Overall|
The trip down the mountain was brutal as always. It always takes a week before I can walk down stairs without a grimace but the king for a day feeling is worth it.
We did get our own Personal Press Release after the race, which was nice. I missed breaking the course record on the bike by 2 minutes. I've got my sights set on breaking the overall course record but not until I get a new kayak. I need to be paddling a pencil, not a tugboat to compete for that. Might have to actually run some before the race too...