(Last Updated On: October 23, 2010)
Fall seems to be going by so slowly. I’ve been riding my bike religiously since mid-June. That’s four months on two wheels with only a couple of days of skiing in mid-June and July. I’ll be honest- I used to love the bike more than I do now. I don’t love it like I once did. Four months on two wheels is plenty and it’s time to move on. It’s time to ski!
We woke this morning up to our first real accumulation of snow on the ground here in Crested Butte. While it won’t stick around here in town, it will be contributing to our base up higher. I was happy to see the snow, but sad to see it melting away as I type this very blog.
I’ll go ahead and say it. I’m antsy. Full of anticipation. I’m tired of the bike. I did my 100-mile bike race and rode to Aspen and back– my two big goals for the summer. I even spent two weekends riding in Fruita, Grand Junction, and Moab. Now I’m ready to move on to bigger and better things. I’m ready for snow. If I can’t be downhill skiing I at least want to be cross-country skiing. I want to be doing something other than riding my bike.
I’m excited to say that skiing can and will happen soon. Loveland ski area will be opening tomorrow, two day’s after Maine’s Sunday River. (Wow, is the East Coast set up for another big winter?) While I won’t be at the Luv tomorrow, I’ll surely be there next weekend. And I’ll be all the happier to be on two planks instead of two wheels. Pray for snow!