Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Story Of Taos: Taos Highlights

So these pictures are a little out of order, but I am going to try and give you the highlights of this past weekend in Taos. Taos is a little north of Santa Fe and has a small skiing village with mountains all around.
This is Mike after the second XC race. The second day we were told it was cross country but 90 percent of it was uphill. Of course, it started to rain and it got really muddy! Mike busted his chain but was still able to make it in safe and sound and pull off 6th place.
The end of the cross country race.....yes, a little dirty.
Mike crossing the finish line.

Our studio we stayed in. So cute and we got hooked up for a good price!

In the ski village. There was a creek that ran through it. We could hear it from our hotel.

In the ski village.

Mike and I got medals for the hill climb race!

The muddy bikes!

Mike after the hill climb.

Right after we got off the top of the mountain...

Crossing the finish line on the top of the mountain.
Mike at the top!

These races were the hardest races of the season and yet we still survived! It was a really fun and fulfilling weekend!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sandia Peak Challenge

Last weekend we went and raced the Sandia Peak Challenge in Albuquerque. It had been a month since we raced so it seemed a little harder this time. Not to mention the fact that it is eight hills uphill, and it wasn't a smooth uphill either. Then when you got to the top, you had to go back down to the bottom!
This is the view when you hit the top! (Taken previously to the race. There was no stopping at the top when you were racing!)

What our legs looked like when you came down from all the dust flying!
Mike taking off on the starting line!

The beginner class taking off! (That's me!)

Cool shot of Mike on the trail, courtesy of Paul.

Right before you hit the top!

It was a good race. I got first and even beat a few sport girls, which means....I think I am going to be moving up to sport in the next two races!
Mike had no technical problems and still is holding first place in the NMORS series.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Play Ball!

On the fourth of July, we went down to my dads to hang out and have some fun. We randomly starting playing some stickball. It started out with a few of us and then we got a good game going!
Thats me going for first base!

The outfield and Josh pitching.
Wayne being a nerd in the outfield.

Dad running for second...even when he should have stayed at first!

Jen hitting the ball!

Dad pitching for the team!

It was a lot of fun! Good times!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sarah's Baptism

I went back to Vegas for Sarah's Baptism on July 3rd. It was so nice to see the family and the baptism was so sweet.
My nephews Josh and Ryan all dressed up for the big day!

At Sarah's "after party" with Jen

I never get a picrure with my dad.

The baptism girl and her mom.

There she is! Congratulations Sarah on your choice to get baptized!