Timpanogos from the summit of Mud Springs
After several sleepless nights, and busy days filled with children and errands, and trips to the store to pick up things we never knew we’d need, I found myself completely worn out. Like a sluggish Jaba the Hutt wannabe I have been couch surfing and napping with impunity.
I was however, able to get out for a much needed ride yesterday. A fantastic loop up on the Ridge Trail 157. Pine Hollow, Mud Springs, Tibble, and 252 are the perfect remedy to sluggism and the severe cabin fever that was starting to pull me into a dark and despairing tailspin.
But the therapeutic spin shed all the sedentary poison that was creeping into my veins, leaving me feeling refreshed and renewed. A new man.
There was a hint of fall in the mountain air today. Though the flowers and the leaves and the temperatures all begged to differ, the fragrance was undeniable. That woodsy, sweet, crisp smell of an approaching Autumn. I soaked up the olfactory candy and enjoyed some coveted quiet time among the pines and aspens.
Nothing cures urbanitis like alpine singletrack.
The twins are doing well. We are all adjusting and learning, and slowly regressing back to that normal life we all vaguely remember existing way back on July 21st. Except now, ‘normal’ is just a little bit different. At least for now. Eventually the new normal will just be normal. And that will be a development we can all get excited about.
The contest to win a Princeton Tec Swerve ends soon. I will choose a winner on Monday. Just leave a comment to enter the drawing!
LoriAugust 1, 2008
KeithAugust 1, 2008
I agree, that shot of me climbing Mud Springs with Timp in the background is “precious.” Thanks for sharing that Adam. Oh and the kids are cute too!
Jeff KerkoveAugust 1, 2008
Excellent photos…..as always!
UtRiderAugust 1, 2008
A hint of fall in the air?! There you go again, conspiring with the weather gods to bring summer to an end 2 months early! 🙂
Congrats again on the twins. I’m glad to hear all parties are adjusting well.
GailAugust 1, 2008
I would like to enter your contest. To save on shipping and handling fees, I could send 1 of my kids over to pick it up. Just a thought.
EmilyAugust 1, 2008
The photo alone kinda cures my urbanitis. Also makes me want to quit my job and move back west. The Southern Appalachians are great but they sure don’t look like that.
Congrats on the new babies!
Dave HarrisAugust 1, 2008
I swear you were just musing about how long the mountains were holding their snow…wasn’t that last week?
Autumn is a magical time, specially down here. Everything is doable!
Grizzly AdamAugust 1, 2008
I just said there was a HINT of autumn. Just a hint! I am still soaking up these long hot days. The winter was way too long to be ready for summer’s end.
It was just a hint! And at 8500 feet no less.
Dave CookAugust 1, 2008
I feel ya man, my friend and I hit the Aspen Grove trail around 7:30 this morning and I felt the same sensation once or twice.
reabbottedAugust 4, 2008
I haven’t felt the autumn sensations or caught the ‘hints’ (my wife has always said I’m not very good at catching hints), but it does feel like this season is going by quickly. Riding in the Fall is always spectacular, so I look forward to catching the not-so-subtle hints.
CoreyAugust 6, 2008
I felt the hint of fall last night as a little cold front went through Colorado. But the real tell-tale sign is how I have to get a little further down the trail each morning before I get into the sun…