16 May 2010

Prize-enough for any 5-year-old

It was a weekend.  And a very good one.

Family.

Springtime.  Sunshine.

Windless.

The bikes.  The woods.

It happened something like this...

night ride
Friday Evening Short Solo Night Ride.

Had dinner as a bachelor with several old friends (co-workers) and then rode home in the dark via Lockett Trust and Jumps Trail.  Not a big ride, but so nice to just be out in the dark riding trails alone at night.  Worth a bad (artistic?) self-portrait just to preserve a bit more of the memory than usual
ft. valley trail work
Saturday Morning Ft. Valley Trail Work

Rode the Rock Lobster across Rocky Ridge early to meet the rest of the trail crew at the bottom of Shultz.  Walked in about a half-mile from Weatherford Road to Fort Valley Trail and spent most of the morning working with Vince moving the large rock near my left knee into a huge hole we made in the ground just in front of where his pick-mattock is resting. 

Saturday Evening Dance Recital

Our daughter has been rehearsing in a jazz-and-tap ensemble with the farm-league of the NAU Dance Academy.  She had two performances this weekend, along with all the big girls who did a lot of ballet.  I went to the performance on Saturday night and got to sit next to my wife while we watched our little girl dance... It was almost like a date!  My wife raced back stage at intermission, grabbed the kid, and we ditched the rest.
BTWW Parada
Sunday Morning Bike Parade

Hundreds of other bike-geeks turned out downtown in their corniest attire, on their silliest bikes, to ride in the annual Bike To Work Week kick-off Bike Parade today.  Had there been a prize for longest bike, our tandem-plus-trail-a-bike would have won easily.  

Alas, there were no prizes, however... Only helium-filled balloons (prize-enough for any 5-year-old) and a police-escorted non-stop tour through some of Flagstaff's best neighborhoods and the whole of downtown for some 200+ riders.  

Afterward we rode over to "the other Coe's house" to visit for a bit while the kids played together.  
Then we rode over to LFTT for coffee and brunch-ish breakfast burritos.
After that we rode up Lockett Trust to Elden Lookout Road and the down Jumps to Paradise together.  Yeehaw!
Life is good!