Sunday, September 28, 2008
Matt took me on a special date Wednesday night. We have owned mountain bikes for years and have always loved to use them but it hasn't been until recently that Matt has started to really go mountain biking, and loves totally being out in nature that he wanted to share it with me. There is a big difference between my favorite paved path that goes along the river up the canyon to actually going off the road on some rugged mountain trail. Matt's friend took him on the Bonneville Shoreline trail early one morning and Matt could not get over how amazing it was with the sun coming up and being able to see over the whole valley so that is where my first experience with mountain biking begins. It's great because we can just ride from our home. The only problem was Matt couldn't really remember where the trail began. We turned where he thought it was and it was a nightmare. I could not ride my bike at all. There was this four inch thick dust that my tires just spun in and huge rocks and ditches everywhere. I felt bad that I couldn't do it and that I was ruining our date. But at the same time a little upset. I remember saying several times-Matt, why would you bring me here on my first time? is there a better place for beginners? But things took a turn for the best once we hit the real trail. Yes, it still has dust and rock, bumps and ditches but in a manageable bike riding way. We had a lovely time. The temp was perfect, the sun was setting so everything was just amazing. I did scream and yell a few times because I really thought I was going to flip over my handlebars going down some little but very steep hills. We came out at the Y trail and then took that picture and speed home because it was dark. We had such a great time and I can't wait to do it again, but I want to start on the right trail this time. Love you honey, thanks for the amazing date.