(Last Updated On: July 1, 2009)
I never thought I’d say it. I’m not really a summer person. I live for winter. But, here I am, welcoming summer! It’s been the months of misery, wishing I could ski but couldn’t. Months of physical therapy and hating every moment it snowed because I couldn’t enjoy it and I had walk outside like a gaper with my Yak Traks. I was approved to ride my bike outside a month after ACL surgery. And for the first time in my life, I just wanted the snow to end.
But the snow wouldn’t end. Even two weeks ago, it was snowing. Finally, summer arrived in Crested Butte on the 21st of June- right on schedule. It was our first hot day. It was 70 degrees 🙂 Since then, I’ve been soaking up the sun, enjoying the warmth, and taking advantage of being able to do things outside.
Even though I can’t ride single track, I’m still happy to be on my bike. Usually, I’m reluctant to give up the skis for the bike. But this spring, I barely spent the time outside that I am used to. So, I am happy to be able to do something outside, and riding my bike is the thing I do.
Summer is a social time here in Crested Butte and I like that. Whether it’s mountain biking, hiking, drinks on the patio in front of the Brick Oven, free Alpenglow music concerts, plays, BBQ’s, parties, weddings, or something else, it seems like friends are always there. Summer is lovely in the Butte.
So, here’s to summer! And the summer TR’s to come! 🙂
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