A blog about me, a giant yellow lab and my adventures with my parents including, ultra running, hiking, mountain biking and camping.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I'm baaaaack

Things are going great around the yellowbus household. I got Mom and Dad new Mountain bikes. I can't keep up with them when they ride the trails, so I have to stay home when they ride. Which is fine with me, I need time for my mega naps every now and then. Plus, when they are out there riding, I know they are having fun, which makes me happy. This is Mom's first Mountain Bike. She got a Gary Fisher Big Sur. She is catching on really quickly and just loves it. She used to do a lot of road riding, but is now asking herself why she never started Mountain Biking. She is fully addicted. Dad is being very patient with her and teaching her lots of different skills. He used to do a lot of Mountain Biking in his days and is very happy to be on the trails again. The bike he got is the GT Avalanche 1.0. It is an amazing bike for a really great price. Dad is very pleased with his bike. I have already entered Mom and Dad into a race in December. Mountain Biking is so great for cross training because it helps build strength in the old quads. They can already feel the difference climbing the hills when trail running.
Speaking of trail running, we went on a kick ass trail yesterday. It is in South Mountain Park in Phoenix and starts on the north side of South Mountain at 19th Ave. It goes on for miles because it connects to many other trails. It is the perfect training ground because it has a mixture of steep climbs, technical downhill and long sections for endurance. I was in heaven on this trail yesterday.

Below are the pictures:

This first picture is a view of the trail - to get to this point we had to climb over the mountain in the back ground.


Ahhhhh, resting in the shade.




This picture gives you an idea of the different types of terrain this trail has to offer.



Yeah - I look good.



Come on, hurry it up folks - I am waitin' for ya.



Okay, so some of you may think I look exhausted in this picture...but the truth is I am showing Mom and Dad some new stretches....I swear.



I am so glad it has finally started to cool off in AZ. Mom and Dad are finally starting to get into the nitty gritty of their ultra training. They even have a trail race to look forward to on Oct 14th! With the long runs, steep hikes and mountain biking, I know they will be ready!

Stay happy folks and keep living large - I know I will!!

7 Comments:

Blogger miki said...

Welcome back Timber! Cool post. You've got some good glamour shots in there too. Glad to hear all the training and napping is going well. Looking forward to your other adventures.

12:08 PM

 
Anonymous angie's pink fuzzy said...

woo hoo!

1:08 PM

 
Blogger Jessica Deline said...

Keep those updates coming Timber! Glad to hear from you :)

12:19 PM

 
Blogger Robb said...

Hey, awesome glam shots of you Timber. You're looking strong out there. Say hi to mom and dad. I think it's great that they take you out on the trails.

5:13 PM

 
Anonymous turnip said...

let us know how your mom and dad do in their trail race. I am sure they will have a blast!

8:26 PM

 
Blogger Bill said...

Quite enjoyed your blog. I ran with my big yellow Lab (Maggie) for 12 years in the North Shore Mountains of Vancouver BC. She often would run ahead of me and plunge into the mountain streams leaving only her snout exposed, snorkling in reverse. As I passed she would bang and crash out of the water soaking everyone. Nothing like running with a good dog. I have a running racing blog that you may be interested in http://billsgreatadventure.blogspot.com/ Thanks.....

9:04 AM

 
Blogger Faithful Soles said...

Timber, I have a 14 year old dachsund who would be a perfect walking companion for you (if you like older women).

If you get a chance, please visit my running web site, Faithful Soles. I have a categorized and searchable running Blog Database on there and would appreciate it if you would link your blog to it. You would be the first K-9 blogger which would be nice because the people tend to mostly write about the same stuff...

1:34 PM

 

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