Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hardcore!

We've been planning on going to Moab with some of our ward friends for the past month or so. We had decided to go last weekend with and we were both really stoked about it. . . Enter large thunderstorm of doom that ruined our plans! Well luckily Mikell and Dan are both genius and suggested that we all go to STG instead, so we packed all of our gear up and headed home for the second weekend in a row, yes! Jared was a little bit disappointed because he's been wanting to break in our tent for the past year, and it didn't happen due to the rain. Honestly, I was somewhat relieved we got to go to STG and stay with my parents, I'm not above a real toilet and a nice warm shower! It's not that I don't like camping, but considering the torrential downpour that was bound to happen, I was all for sleeping inside. . . Anyway our friends Blakely and Lindsey Cragun came with us as well as Kell and Dan's-the-Man. We headed down Friday night so we could get a bright and early start on Saturday. We decided to start with the Bearclaw Poppy trail thinger out in Green Valley for our first ride on Saturday. I was a little nervous, given the fact that I've only been mountain biking twice before, and this particular trail has things called "Acid Drops" "Clavicle Hill" and "Three Fingers of Death" incorporated throughout. It ended up being a perfect ride though. The boys (and Kell at times!) did the crazy stuff while Lindsey and I watched and took live video footage for posterity haha!

The second ride was a bit more technical, but it ended up being pretty cool, minus the fact that we got poured on during the last 20 minutes of it. The trail was out in Snow Canyon, and it's seriously so pretty out there! If you've never been to STG I really suggest going sometime soon, well maybe wait for a couple of months until it cools down. I don't know how we got so lucky because it was only around 75 degrees while we were there. . . pretty much unheard of for June in STG, but it worked out great for us!

Anyway, here are some videos of Jared, Blakely and Kell doing sweet things during our first ride. Sorry, but I was too lazy to take pictures. . . besides, nobody wants to see pictures of gross sweaty bikers anyway! (for higher quality videos, you can watch them on my facebook page)


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Jared's crazy mountain biking skillllz

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Blakely is hardcore!


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Kell is amazing!

4 comments:

Momma G. said...

You guys are crazy!!! Looks like fun though! Love ya!

K-Rae said...

Way to be hardcore! I'm glad you still had an adventurous weekend.

Sugar... said...

That looks like so much fun! I love Mikell's hesitation...she always makes that funny noise! It's classic!

Blakely and Lindsey said...

SO fun! Those videos are classic. We need to plan another trip before we leave for Texas forever!