Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunny Days in Colorado

They say that March is the snowiest month in Colorado.  So far this hasn't proven true, but I can't say I wouldn't mind a little snow!

I had an hour of biking on my training plan today, so we decided to make it a family outing.

That of course sounds easier than it really is.  We decided to do the Santa Fe trail, and we decided to drive to it, to alleviate the whining from a certain preteen who doesn't like to sweat.

Gunner pumped tires and loaded up the car while I prepared children and water bottles.  The five of us hopped in the car along with Sammy the dog.

We arrived at the park down the street and started to unpack everything--3 bikes, 1 bike trailer, 1 hitchhiker, 5 people and 1 furry dog.

This cute Soldier hooked everything up and didn't even flinch when I mentioned a family bike ride.

We had to stop for a potty break.
We rode 8 miles round trip.  With a view like this....

and no matter what you hear, the hitchhiker, while convenient is not easy when you are in the front!  If Abs looks anywhere but forwards, I have to fight to keep the bike up.  We fell once....in the mud....but managed to remain somewhat clean.  Abs and I had a good time, so we rode all the way home too, for a total of 10 miles.
By the time we got home, Gunner had time to air up my road bike and I hit the road for 5 miles of hills.

We ran some errands after, and stumbled on this piece of work.
Do you think they are Bronco fans?  They had Bronco seat cushions, spare tire cover, and every imaginable Bronco car accessory known to man.

Tomorrow is my day off of training, but we'll see!

6 comments:

Gypsy at heart said...

Happy to see Abbie has dressed fashiopnably to ride the backcountry trails even though she is a bit far for school. Priorities, priorities.....

Mrs. Bierschenk said...

Beautiful!!! That looks like fun :)! Can you tell the snow to stay away until ohhhh the 20th so we can move in ? pretty please?

Jeannette said...

That is the cutest baby butt! What a beautiful trip.

Laura said...

Yep, cute butt! And yes we do have some real "crazy" Bronco fans here in Colorado!

Erin said...

OMG. I love the picture of Junior peeing! Lol...

Brandi said...

I thought the butt pics were cute too! Your son is just too cute, and I love that his little hat was cocked to the side a little too.