Jumping, Running & Biking
Durning our time with family in August Luke and Bree climbed and jumped out of Grandma's apple tree a hundred times. And they both got a ride on Rich's louder than thunder motorcross bike. In New Brunswick they jumped off a bridge into a creek. I thought it was incredible that my six year old son would jump the 15 feet... Then Bree the four year old went and did it. She won't let her brother get all the glory. No way!
According to Bree yesterday, today was "daughter and daddy time"... so after Luke got on the bus for the first day of grade 1 daughter and daddy headed to Banff for the day. Starbucks. Cool purple sunglasses. Lush smelly bath stuff for girls. Gondola up a mountain. Hike for an hour to an isolated peak - just the two of us. Bubblegum ice cream at Cows. Hike up to the Cascade waterfall and play with rocks and water for an hour before heading home. A good day!
Well, Yesterday morning I got lost running. I ran from the Waqenasts home uphill and out of town to The Nordic Centre (5.7 km) and then got turned around amidst the trails below the Nordic Centre all the way back down into town. All in all, around 15 km.
I have a mountain bike getting shipped here from Newfound- land. A Specialized Epic Comp Disc. Got a sweet deal from Mike at Canary Cycles.
I started dreaming about a Specialized bike when Mike toured me around St. John's on this Stump- jumper. I was like, "Dude, what a sweet bike! How much does one of these cost?" When he told me over 4 G's I nearly ate my teeth. I can't believe the steal deal I got on the Epic Comp... Mike I'm going to name a trail after you in Canmore. Already have a shop here to put it together once it arrives. Can't wait.
Below are a few pics Mike sent me today of our Newfoundland bike adventure. The last pic is of some grass and flowers just before Mike missed a huge jump and landed in them face down. I said, "Ouch, that must have hurt. You look ok. No blood on this side of you anyway." And Mike layed there silent... for like 20 seconds... I was just staring at him and he was just lying there... And this little voice muffled through the grass and flowers, "Can you get the bike off my leg."
We laughed for days over that one. I was just staring at the guy sprawled like a pretzel in his bike. Oops. Right. First Aid :) Mike, has your arm healed up? How 'bout that rim!? I love the pic of you facing East over the water.