A Play Hard Weekend
|Running Trails in Rancho Murieta|
Preparations for this weekend adventure began last Wednesday. My stem for the road bike was delivered to the house and as soon as he received it, my husband immediately retreated into the garage to tinker. He emerged hours later with his road bike, now all tweaked and custom fitted for me. It was his feather-light bike but with my seat, my pedals and my stem. I love that man. I will be using this bike to race in my upcoming triathalon.
|It fits me!!|
The mountain bike trails around Rancho Murieta were some of the best trails I have run on in a long time. With swoopy, flowy oak meadows, blackberry tunnels, ladder bridges, stairs, hills and river edges it was definitely not a boring run. The trails were built, dug and handsomely labeled by my husband, his good friend and a hard-working crew of dedicated MTB comrades.
And the cool thing about these trails? There's always a hidden gem somewhere. The little stone path that parallels the stream, or the blackberry tunnel with steps at the end. My favorite little discovery was a picnic table perched in a quiet, shady spot high above the river. The little known private, perfect spot. Out in the middle of nowhere.
|Tree arches over the trail.|
|The Blackberry Tunnel|
|Running through the Oaks|