Saturday, I went to see a few friends ride in a mountain bike race. It was more of a fun race than a serious race (except to some bikers who just can’t help themselves), complete with Halloween costumes. We never quite grow up do we? Zooming around on bikes… wearing costumes… what could be better?
I’m sure my friend Sue will have more photos and information about the bike event, so you should check out her blog for a post on the event. She was certainly into the pure fun of the ride, and I think that she had the best costume.
The kids with the unicycle and giant bike didn’t actually ride the trails but played around the start area. I guess there have been a couple unicycles that have rode the trails though. Not sure how you do that without brakes.
I walked a bit of the “easy” trail and am thinking that I could ride it on my “sort of” mountain bike. It has decent tires and front shocks, but not rear, and my handle bars are too upright, but I’m not looking for a super challenge, no bounding over boulders, I just would enjoy riding through the woods on a dirt trail.
It was fun watching people ride and the costumes were definitely a nice touch. I felt sorry for the poor guy riding the tandem bike though. The hills were killer for the regular bikes. On a tandem, he was working pretty darn hard.
After watching people ride, I went and did some riding of my own on Luke. I didn’t bring my camera but he is definitely putting on his winter coat. He is no longer sleek Luke, but is turning into mountain goat Luke.
Today was spent recovering my dining room chairs, which took a lot longer than I thought it would. I finally got my dining room table back. I think it looks great but it certainly cuts down on the roomy look of my living and dining area. I’m going to have to move the light to line up with the table as the light’s current position placed the table too close to my couch.
Java was a very good girl with the trick or treaters.
But only 30 kids came to my door. What will I do with the other 120 pieces of candy that I bought?