Thursday, June 21, 2012

Michigan State Games

The Cannonsburg 8hr enduro was a no go. Having been hit with pneumonia in May there was no chance I was ready to spend 8hrs on the mountain bike. Thankfully, the lungs are on the mend and just in time because this Saturday the Michigan State Games, an olympic type event with around 5000 athletes from throughout Michigan, features a 25 mile mountain bike race. Having spent limited time on the bike in the past 6 weeks I am not anticipating much of a result other than to have fun and be part of a sporting event this size. One final spin tonight, clean and prep the Specialized carbon 29er then hope the temperatures drop from the 35c we have seen the past couple of days.

Scottish NZ visitors

We estimated that it's probably been about 15 years since we went mountain biking together. Neil arrived from New Zealand with Victoria for a weekend in Michigan during their trans US trip. It would have been rude not to go biking.
The only thing missing were the freshly baked rolls and pink cakes.