It has been a real heatwave here in Colorado. It seems like most of the state is on fire. Yesterday we had a chance to get away from it all by going up to Winter Park so that Ellie could pre-ride the Super Loop race course. She'll race it this Saturday.
It is a beautiful, much cooler place. They started out on the road and made their way through the trees as part of the course.
After the kids rode the course we had lunch. Then the boys did the Trestle Downhill Bike Park trails.
Ellie and Kathy opted to go for another ride. They did some of the downhill, and some cross country. I think Ellie had a good time and feels a bit more confident about taking on downhilling. She had a small crash and ended up with an impressive bruise.
It rained off and on. It did not seem to bother the kids at all.
Ellie and I carpooled with Anita and Maris. Anita and I spent the day walking around The Village and chatting. It was a nice change from the big clean that I am trying to get done at home.
(The photos are actually from the Hill Climb race and taken by Annette of Mountain Moon Photography)
Ellie had so much fun that she decided she would do the Intergalactic Pond Crossing at the end of July. It is part of the crank Worx Freeride Festival. She is super jazzed and is now trying to come up with a great costume idea. Here's a video of the fun: