Ahhhh, it’s good to be home. Yesterday I got back to the island from visiting my brother in the Middle East and b-lined straight to the Comox Valley (home of Mount Washington and the infamous Cumberland trails) to visit Nana and get my recreation on. Oh my, what a greeting the dear little valley gave me!
Mine. All mine. Earned turns.
I headed up to Mount Washington first thing in the morning because my friends haven’t been shy about telling me of the amazing conditions up there while I sat on a plane, helpless. Although the resort was tracked out, I headed into the back-country and found some big powder stashes that the lazy had neglected. I like earning my turns better anyways.
On my way home from Qatar I got my smart on for a few days at Harvard.
I skied until my legs started wobbling and then decided to come home and spend some much needed quality time with my new bike: the Sight Forma. This bike is beautiful. It almost pains me to get her dirty. She is such a high performance machine that sometimes I don’t feel worthy of riding her. But today I did, so off we went.
My morning playground.
Well, wasn’t I happy to find out that Ms.Sight Forma wasn’t going to get too dirty after all…the trails were almost dry! Powder and dry trails. How does that work? I don’t know, but it sure is the most winning combination that I’ve encountered.
LOOK! They are almost clean!
I biked until my legs started wobbling and was so happy with my day that I belted out “Shoop” by Salt n’ Peppa the whole way home. You know it’s a good day when Salt n’ Peppa seems like a good idea.
This day wouldn’t have been possible though, without the fantastic rehab help of Dr.Clayton Ward. My ankle recovery seemed to be plateauing until Dr.Clay did some serious work to get the scar tissue moving again and gave me some stabilization exercises that have really worked well. Thanks, Clay!
In other bike related news, I received the greatest Twitter (tweet?) the other day from a guy whose daughter was learning to ride with one of my old bikes. He sent me this picture and it made my day! Great to see the next generation of female shredders out there! Finally, Tweeter, err, Twitter is good for something.
The next generation! SHREDDING!
Can’t wait for a March full of dry trails (yes, I’m an idealist) and more pow turns in the same day! See ya out there.