On Tuesday night I skipped my intervals and rode my mountain bike in Silverado. I climbed loose, steep, off camber switchbacks I have never even tried to clean before (prob because the tires on my trail bike are boss), and I shredded the crap out of downhills I used to walk. I loved every second of it.
My playground at dusk. No bike computer, no worries. Just my favorite bike and favorite trails.
On Wednesday I rode with they typical suspects in Laguna, and again, cleaned some climbs I never used to think possible. I also chased the fastest guys I know across the twistiest trail ever and didn't get dropped and then followed Hans Rey down Lizzard trail, and at the bottom Thomas Frischnecht said I was fast (yeah, I'm name dropping). It was like being in a dream.
Blurry, but awesome photos of why my life is so good right now.
It was the best day :)
Today I rode home thinking about the Wednesday night ride, and smiling the whole way. I never wanted to get off my bike. I swear, if you're having a bad day, go ride a bike, then see how you feel!
To top off all this awesomeness, I have been LOVING teaching the kiddos using technology. We use Desmos.com almost every day and I've been having some out of this world good conversations with the freshmen about Domain, Range, and functions. It has been an incredible experience to give up control and let the kids discover some of the material on their own. I have so much love and respect for this group of kids, they are just so engaged, and they way they think is fascinating.
All in all, things are pretty darn good in my corner of Orange County, and the weekend is just around the corner :)