Monday, November 16, 2009

Fall at Fort Custer





Fall is a great time to ride. The trails at Fort Custer have been ridden enough that the leaves are all beaten down leaving a nice looking ribbon of mushed leaves. I took my 12 year old son out for his first trip to Custer. We headed down the red loop and he did quite well. We cut out granny's garden and the amusement park, but he rode everything else. His bike is terrible but he managed to make most of the hills by pushing hard. It was a fun day with temps in the 60's. We rode about 6 miles and headed home. Now that I have taken him there and given him a glimpse of awesome trails, I know that he can handle it. You know what that means?
More riding in 2010!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Down, but not out....

This last week has presented itself in the worst way. I was really excited last week to have the opportunity to hit Ray's and blow off some steam. What I didn't want was the sickness that I found starting Saturday evening. Scratchy throat and soreness started to show their ugly heads. It it now Friday and I am still congested. My chest hurts when I try to do anything. I am coughing a little less today and I am starting to feel better.....but nowhere near 100%. I start feeling worse when I think about the school work I have due in the next two days. I was hoping to get out and ride at Fort Custer since the temps are going to be in the 50's, but I fear that I would collapse and die if I tried.

anyway, I am in my corner......resting for the next round......here we go...

*DING*