Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Downhill fun!

Sorry, I didn't get any pictures this time. Sunday Austin got us lift passes and he, Kara and I headed for the hills. I'm not sure if it is just the heat or the end of the season but both Kara and I have had a hard time recovering so a little easy DH action is exactly what we needed.

As we started down the first run Kara took off. When I caught up to her she was squeezing the skin on her knee together and it was crusted with blood. She had crashed hard slamming her head into a tree. (I know this is starting to sound familiar). She said she thought she might need stitches but since the bleeding had stopped we carried on for a few more hours. Austin was doing great on his new 29er and it wasn't long before him and Kara were headed down the black diamonds. Kara's feeling was that she was already bleeding so what the hell. I stayed on the blue trails but was feeling good. I was riding well and not being a chicken and I was clipped in so I am pretty happy with myself.

Anyway, we had a lovely day flying down great trails with the cool mountain air and not a car to be seen. At 1:00 we met Lacey and Sharon and had a nice lunch on the patio. When Kara got home she cleaned up her knee and since she could pretty much see to the bone she headed to the Instacare where she got 12 stitches and was told to stay off her bike for 2 weeks. I'm sure I'll see her in spin class on Thursday. After all Sanpete is coming up.

3 comments:

Rio's Rider said...

I'm beginning to think Kara is insane!
When you see her next Spin class, tell her I send healing wishes!

Downhilldiva said...

Kara is insane. She's going to ask her hubby for full DH gear for Christmas. Of course she'll then need a DH bike to go with it!

L.G. Fife said...

I am just so glad that after 12 years of skiing/biking /hiking what have you with Kara- I now have a friend to back me up-all in favor of Kara being insane SAY I!

lunch was fun- Austin is a cutie and I hope to see you next Monday-