Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Deer Creek Ride

Monday's ride almost didn't happen.

I was invited to ride at 6 a.m., and really should have taken the offer. But doctor's orders are to get as much sleep as I can. Since I'm generally up past 11 p.m. with homework and unfinished household chores, sleeping in is my best option. So I passed on the invite and figured I'd ride at 8 or 9 instead.

Then I realized I had a doctor's appointment at 8:30. About that same time, I got another offer to ride at 8, but I had to pass that offer up too.

I pretty much figured that with work, chores, and errands I wouldn't get a ride in at all. But after I got home from the doctor's office (yes, I STILL have the concussion - probably from lack of sleep and too much stress), I decided to kit up and head out. Then I checked my messages. BDE said he could do a lunch ride after 1 p.m. Yay! Just the motivation I needed.

So I spent the next couple of hours at work before actually heading out the door for my ride. By 1 p.m. it was roasting outside. BDE's temperature gauge said it was 104 degrees. We headed up the canyon hoping to escape the heat.

We did threshold intervals all the way up to Deer Creek Reservoir. I'd never ridden that far up Provo Canyon, so we stopped and tried to get a picture to commemorate the event. We didn't have much luck because the only camera I had on me was my phone.

Photo attempt #1: Good scenery, nice shot of BDE, but I kinda cut myself off.

Photo attempt #2: I think this must be BDE's hand

Photo attempt #3: BDE does a pretty good job getting both of us in the pic along with some scenery, but it's kinda dark.

Photo attempt #4: I try again, but manage to cut myself off again and get too much road in the photo.
Then we gave up trying to take pictures because riding a bike is so much more fun. So, we headed down the canyon, into Provo and back up to Orem.

Thanks for the great ride and the motivating push, BDE!