Friday, March 28, 2008

I am no longer a snake that slithers on the ground, but a spiderman that scales the walls. That's right after a little convincing, some built up trust, and a trip halfway up I finally made my first ascent to the top of the climbing wall. It was probably the most fun I have had in a while. I was climbing up and swinging all around. It was a total blast and I highly recommend taking an adventure to a climbing wall.

Not only was this my first time to the top, but it turned out to be the first and only time I tied my own knot on the line holding me. Of course I didn't think of it till I hit the bottom and Clayton asked if I tied it myself. Yikes!

A few of the guys before the fun began. That's the doc on the right. He was teamed up with me and gladly put his health on my shoulders as I guided his safety line. I was a little nervous about that as well, especially the first time when he let go and went swinging through the air.

The other night with the services of Tom Kellog or TK as he is referred to around he came around to help us with some bike fits. This guy had a wealth of knowledge and could just look at you and know what was up with your position. It was nice of him to share his time with us. Here he is telling a giant that he just doesn't fit normal sized bikes.

So another ride this morning in the wet/rain. We are getting tough now. Of course it did take some yelling at by Jon to get us going.

I don't think Robbie was to concerned with his threat.

But we did get out and went up a few longer climbs and had a nice ride. The best thing about the whole thing was there were not major mechanical issues. The really only slow up was Clayton dropping a bottle. I don't know what that was about.

The most exciting thing to happen on this day was that the doc, who apparently is also a chef had some nice hot chicken noodle soup and bread waiting for us when we arrived from our adventure.

Breeze On