Saturday, April 10, 2010

Most Traumatic Day....Ever.

Once upon a time, Mike and Liz tried riding their bikes eight miles up the side of a mountain. Mike decided to use really small tires.

The ride was very smooth and steady and it took about an hour and half to reach the top (for Mike) and about an hour and forty five minutes to reach this point (for Liz).

We were so happy to reach the top!

As they took this picture...the wind picked up!

And Mike didn't have a jacket!

So they rushed down the hill as fast as they could! Wind blowing and all! It was so cold that their hands turned blue and they could hardly hit the brakes! Mike's skin was turning purple. Just a reminder: It is eight miles down! Half way down through the wind and the cold, Liz hits a sheet of ice and lands on her side. Holding back tears, frozen hands, singing to themselves, they finally make it to the car!

Five minutes sooner...they would have been diagnosed with hypothermia.

Unfortunately Liz got some bruised ribs out of the experience. :(

1 comment:

Dad said...

Sad (but well-written) story.
I hope it has a happy ending.