Let's start this off with the little precious at 10 months old. Mona is still a giant baby that is very cute and on the verge of becoming a threat to all who have to chase. She is walking! Of course Mom loves diaper art and there are only two months left until she hits the final month of the series.
Parenting has become more difficult as the little hot rod does not sleep as much and is becoming fussier. Teeth coming in and learning new emotions and with myself working many hours she is changing faster than I can keep up. This can result in an unhappy child.
Mona has had her first road trip to California a few months ago and did well. In two weeks she will be taking her first airplane ride. The kid has it pretty good. I didn't have my first flight until 16 or 17 years of age. Looks as if she, like me, will not remember it! Mom and Dad are worried about the experience!
To the title of this piece; exercise is a very important part of my life. I rarely get free time between a busy work schedule and family life so every opportunity which presents itself is taken advantage of. The last post about fat biking is what today's post is inspired by.
Las Vegas is getting hot as it does every summer and the older I get the less I subject myself to physical extremes. Up until last year my preferred method of transportation has been motorcycle and bicycle in almost any weather condition. Maybe my wife's more sensible side has been wearing off on me?
A few days ago I hit the trails west of Las Vegas for some mountain biking and my dermis was wringing the sweat out in buckets. The conclusion was made that for the remainder of the summer my two wheeled exploits would have to be in higher/cooler elevations or not at all.
Off I went to Lee Canyon to try the Bristlecone Trail which was 3 miles of hill climb followed by some single track with vertical drop off on one side and then some fast flowing downhill. The weather was right and so was the scenery but my lungs were struggling!
When I got to the single track it was so gnarly in parts that I was walking to avoid falling off of the side of the mountain. I should have taken some pictures there but it was 100% concentration. Once to the fast flowing downhill section the ride quickly came to an end as the last couple of miles flew by.
I call it a successful ride to get some alpine riding, cool temperatures, and pleasant sights.
These guys are wild and enjoying a grass cutting session in the Lower Lee Meadows.
It was so peaceful getting away from the city and the crazy. My job entails getting away from the city but I still am taking and herding/entertaining 55 or more people for 15 hours at a time. At home it is the little princess that has the presence of 100 people.
It is getting much too late so you will be left with this...