Before it was just infatuation. It was all about looks and that new relationship feeling that gives you butterflies in your gut. I was smitten, and it was exciting, and we didn't really know each other at all. But it's become something much more serious in the past 4 weeks. We have been together a lot lately, and I feel like we finally know each other, we take care of each other, and my feelings are deeper than before. I think I'm falling in love... with my race Scalpel (and super wide Kappius rims)!
|Who wouldn't get the feelings from riding that bike? Isn't she the prettiest?|
Here is the rundown of our adventures of late.
After the Missoula XCT I packed the rental car with Race Scalpel and headed to Sun Valley Idaho. On the way we gnawed on a loaf of Le Petit Outre bread and stopped at Fisher Creek trail for a nice recovery ride.
|Wildflowers everywhere! Plus lush green grass and beautiful aspens. Then some burned trees...|
|The view at the very end of the loop. I was kinda freaking out about the pretty scenery too. I wanted to take ALL the pictures!|
|Getting quite cozy with my love...|
Then Race Scalpel slept together for the first time, in the back of the rental car parked in the woods just outside of Sun Valley. It was a bit cramped, but not sleeping at all Saturday night made it easy to fall asleep with a pedal in my ribs. I was pretty nervous about the bear situation (there was food in the car... remember that loaf of bread?) but apparently only California bears tear car doors off to get to the food inside.
|There was a lot of smiling and giggling going on...|
|My cell phone camera doesn't do this place justice... you'll just have to go there and ride to find out how incredibly pretty it is!|
|We go everywhere together... who wouldn't want to spend the afternoon at the river with the love of their life?|
After the ride and a quick swim in the super cold river, we piled back into the car and drove to Salt Lake. Race Scalpel is the best travel buddy :)
We did some real work today, not just goofing off, but after the painful stuff we made some bad decisions that involved a hike-a-bike both Carl and Darrin would be proud of, and more mind blowing scenery.
|There was a lot of this face. And a lot of allergies, so snot, lots of snot.|