Skip to main content

Boise Blur Road Trip


We’ve been trying to get to Boise for months, but finally pulled the trigger last Thursday.  The next 4 days were a blur.  I flew home from Vancouver and shoveled down 2 bowls of pasta since I hadn’t eaten much that day due to the celery issue.  It turns out, when you start looking for celery, it is everywhere.  We then packed for Boise and crashed for a few hours before we backed out of the garage for a 6am start.
Maybe a little background on Boise would help explain why our visits are always hectic.  We got engaged and needed a place to call home since commuting between MT and FL wasn’t going to work.  We chose Boise, bought our 1st home in the Spring, got married in the Summer, hosted Thanksgiving, and the next day decided to move to Montana.  I don’t know if those last 2 are related but we’ve hosted since and have stayed put so I think it must have been a fluke.  It would be easy if we only had to visit our friends that live in Boise, but both of our siblings also live there with their families.  And rather than all 4 living somewhat close to each other, they are spread across the valley.  Visits require a lot of coordination.
Boise Biking Buddies
Last weekend, we had 2 added challenges.  Terry’s parents drove down from MT upping the relative count to 10.  My sister-in-law was in town, but at a 5th location relaxing with her girlfriends.  We knew we had our work cut out for us.
We rolled into town around noon on Friday and left at 5am on Monday.  In between, we visited each family at least 2 times, got in 3 bike rides, watched a soccer game, went out for dinner twice, visited the zoo, and attended a birthday party. It was a great trip and so awesome to spend time with everyone!
Road Trip Nirvana
Proud of my Soccer Superstar
Love the Giraffes
Gopher Bubble Boy
The Boys in Search of an Anteater
Auntie Jenny can't say no to the Giraffe Slide
I worked in the car Friday but slept on Monday.  Good thing Terry enjoys driving so much and drinks coffee!  After work, I set up my worm composting bin, bought groceries, unpacked, and did laundry.  I think I might have done my last mtb ride on Tuesday with the snowstorm hitting today.  The views were gorgeous and I felt strong, so if it is time to hang up the knee-pads for the skis, I’ve made my peace.
I'm in the Worm Bin Business
Mountain Bike View - Storm on the Horizon
I flew to Calgary on Wednesday and it has been raining for 2 days.  Tonight I hung out at a fun veggie restaurant that was packed thanks to open-mic nite.  Home tomorrow to help shovel snow, hope my worms survived.

Buddha Bowl at Koi Cafe

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Penguin Allergy

I had an interesting visit to the allergy doctor yesterday. It appears that the only way I can be allergy free is move to Antarctica, continue to avoid celery, and just in case I have a penguin allergy - don't get a pet.  I guess I could test that theory with a quick trip to the zoo.

Word has it, that this spring and summer are horrible for allergies here in Utah.  A dry winter, strong winds, little rain, and who knows what else have affected almost anyone you meet.  Until I ran into the food allergy issues last year, I didn't think I had allergies to anything.  After yesterday, I'll have to plan an extra 30 minutes whenever I fill out a medical form.  I'm new to the allergy thing and have many friends that have lived with it their entire lives and get shots to manage - I'm realizing it's a real pain.  So, here's a recap of how I ended up worrying about penguin allergies.

I came home from Malaysia in November with a nasty head cold, exacerbated by the plane…

Local Training Roads

After three great days of riding at CampoVelo Weekend, I was ready to get serious about spring training back in Utah. With no weekend trips and only two work trips in the last two months, I could take advantage of our amazing local roads. Even better, I'm doing it on a new bike! I've been looking for the last few years, but finally pulled the trigger on a dreamy Pinarello Dogma F8.

I take our local roads for granted, concentrating on intervals or chatting with friends rather than taking photos. We have some of the best training roads in the world, as many pros and others have discovered. It's been great to see so many people out this spring enjoying our not-so-little secret.













Women's Cycling Kit Review

I have a hard time turning down a new cycling kit, especially if it represents and supports women's cycling. In addition to riding in the best gear out there, I can proudly display my support and jumpstart a conversation or two about women's cycling.

Over the winter, I've added a 2013 Specialized-lululemon, 2013 Vanderkitten, and 2014 Women's Cycling Association (WCA) kit to the collection. I'm still waiting on the WCA kit, but the others have had some saddle time and will have plenty more.

My local cycling team is primarily sponsored by Skullcandy and the kits are made by Utah company DNA Cycling which also provides team sponsorship. While our cycling team isn't women's specific, I'm very proud we are associated with DNA as they support our local pro women's team DNA Cycling pb K4. (Just one of many kits on my wish list) 
Let's start with the facts. I'm 6 feet tall and for my height, have long femurs and even longer torso. When not wearing…