Month: October 2015

Oct. 25, 2015 (afternoon)

102515podD 102515podEIn the afternoon, we joined with the Clark’s to try to reach the caves (old tunnels) on the Yadkin River.

102515podJThe last time, we hit a water release and it flipped me hard, today the water was glass smooth!

102515podI 102515podHThe scenery was perfect and we reached the dam with no problems.

102515pody 102515podxThere it is……. (what sign?)

102515podM 102515podN 102515podP 102515podO 102515podS 102515podUAnd into the caves we paddled. They went back a good ways, got completely dark and no sound expect water falling.

102515podTWe all made it out and enjoyed the paddle back to the take out! After we loaded the boats, we searched for Mexican food and settled for Pizza Hut before saying goodbyes. I got home at 8:30 – 13 hours after I left in the morning….

Oct. 25, 2015 (the morning)

102515podAIn the world of cyclocross, today is always special – the world UCI race is Zonhoven -and it’s famous sand run up.

102515podB 102515podCIn North Carolina we have a race at Sand Hills Community College and it’s long sand pits. (The only race I stayed for after my race was the juniors, had plans in the afternoon) – My race? Started slow and my legs were dead – too much truck waxing yesterday and on again/off again sleep waiting till 2:30am for Sam to get home (another story)? But I finished strong picking off 5 riders to finish 39thof the 60ish starters. I am still not in race shape, but I had fun!

Oct. 24, 2015

102415pod 102415podBI had several change of plans this weekend, but it meant I had time to do the Fall clean and wax job on the Tacoma. I spent the time thinking about why I enjoy cleaning and waxing, my first job was washing, cleaning and waxing airplanes in high school, then in college I re-conditioned used cars for a dealership for 3 years. All that time cleaning someone else mess made me want to keep my stuff clean. Not bad for 235,000 miles!