Before we left, I wasn't sure if I would even be able to ride off road at all. My last surgery was exactly one week ago and I certainly did not want to do any damage to the incision. We arrived at twilight Friday night and wasted no time getting on the bike. Basically we threw on our helmet and shoes and took off wearing blue jeans and sweatshirts. It was still 60 degrees out and the (relative) warmth felt fantastic. I took off up Prospector and felt great to be on the bike riding singletrack. I could immediately tell that there would be more off-road riding for me this weekend.
Saturday was race day. I had mixed emotions about showing up to the race. On one hand it was going to be great to see all of my racing buddies. On the other, it was going to be really hard watching from the sidelines. It was a bit of an emotional day, but the joy of seeing friends and being part of the race scene overrode my sadness of not being able to race. I rode for a couple hours in the morning before the race and then was assigned to be photographer for MTBracenews.com. I was uninspired to take photos and did a lousy job basically staying in the same place the entire race; fortunately some of my photos turned out okay:)
Rippin' Stucki Springs
Sunday was another beautiful, warm day and we took the puppy for a hike before a fun ride on Bear Paw and Stucki Springs. I felt pretty darn good for a girl with cancer.
The best part about the weekend was that I took a 'break' from cancer. No doctor appointments, no books, no internet searches (well...maybe one or two). Basically a cancer free weekend. Ahhhhh, loved it.
Dizzy only gets to sleep in the bed when we travel. He took full advantage of that this weekend!