More than just Mountain Biking

Angry Dave's

Another weekend full of outdoor activities. Friday, early morning swim (okay, it’s an indoor pool). Saturday another early morning swim and then in the afternoon we went to Two Rivers Park. The young one and I on bikes and Lisa on in-line skates. We, M and I, did about 6 miles and saw a beaver and an armadillo. Lisa did almost 8 miles because we got separated so she went looking for us everywhere but at the car.

Sunday was mountain biking day. Lisa and I headed off to the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) for about 15 miles of riding. This area will be the site of an adventure race we are doing next weekend and we thought that it would be a good idea to get familiar with the terrain again.

We started off doing a new section that we hadn’t been on before. It had some steep climbs and descents. After a few miles of that I made the executive decision that I wasn’t up for too much of that and we headed back to more familiar territory.

Lisa was having a great ride and soon left me in the dust. She caught a couple of other guys and lead them up some nice climbs until she decided to stop and wait for the old man. That is pretty much how it went the rest of the day. She was saying that there was something wrong, that she never beats me like that. I can use some new tires on my bike as an excuse (I hate them) but she has really improved since getting the new bike and clipping in. Actually, I think I accused her of being on the juice a couple of times.

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So I’ll put the old tires back on this week and hope that I can keep up on next weeks race. I wouldn’t want to totally embarrass her.

Link to Northwoods Trails, Hot Springs, AR.

After the ride we made use of our season passes at Magic Springs and laid around the kiddie pool and floated the lazy river. I think at one point or another we both fell asleep in the chairs. Nice way to end the weekend.

Check back for some photos of us on the various trails.

The Community Bicyclist

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