Back at it!

Summer is here in Idyllwild and I’m back on the bike – good times are abound. I’ve been sneaking in a few rides lately and am feeling close to normal. The weather’s been great and the trails awesome. Here a a few pics from our recent excursions.

This is Brendan on the Sunset trail – aptly named as we hit it on the way home – right around sunset.

I’m getting better on my bike on the singletrack again, but I’ve gotta relearn these techy trails. A month of dirt roads just makes you forget how to handle this craziness.

I didn’t make it all the way up the rock on Snakeskin, but this was the first time I finally felt like giving it a go – it’s gonna go next time!

I made it through the Roman Highway even though it seemed a little different than last time. I saw Brendan dab, which gave me a little more incentive. 🙂

A little more tasty sunset.

I’ve also been leading women’s rides – this was Missy’s first big kid ride and she rocked it 🙂


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucas says:

    Great pictures! Glad to hear that you are coming back! Any races on the radar?


  2. Chris says:

    Welcome back! And nice jersey there Brendan!


  3. sirenbicycles says:

    Mary- indeed, the riding has been killer recently, especially since we got a little rain and things have cooled off a bit.

    Chris- I love my WBR jersey! Pretty much my go-to garb for hot days, thanks to the long zip and lighter color.


  4. Dave Harris says:

    Awesome Mary. Sounds like you are being patient with yourself, tis a good thing! No stranger to deep fatigue, I’ve learned that when it hits there really isn’t anything but time to dig out of it.


  5. Zen Monkey says:

    Nice pictures. Glad to see you’re back in the swing of things. 29.x days on a bike is a LONG time, so remember to enjoy the return to normalcy 🙂

    I’m planning to be in Idyllwild in late Nov. and would love to do some riding there. Hope I might be able to hook up with you and Brendan, if for nothing else, to get some trail advice and buy you both a beer.


  6. Matt says:

    Good job there Mary – awesome to see ya on the trails again!

    As for the techy stuff….set up a bike with the stem and handlebars really high, maybe even try a rigid fork with it. Should help you regain that sense of balance like a trials biker.


  7. ojulius says:

    Looks like a very cool ride! Great to hear you’re getting back to it. 🙂


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