Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Copper Mine Overlook

I have officially gone on my first real mountain biking ride!



Saturday morning dawned and Ronski and I decided to play hookie from our jobs. We, along with my brother Brad, took off up Butterfield Canyon. The end result was the top of a peak in the Oquirrh Mountains that overlooks the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine, a lot of the Salt Lake Valley, a lot of Utah Valley, and you can turn around and look into Tooele too!

To say it nicely, it was hard. :) It was an uphill climb the whole time. I won't lie... I had to walk and push my bike a lot of the way. Of course, the boys thought it was cake.

With about a mile left we ran into some snow drifts. We kept going thinking it would go away, but it didn't. We finally left our bikes and walked the rest of it.


The view was fabulous.





Bueno, huh?!
Thus far, I enjoy hiking up mountains rather than biking up them, but with a little more practice hopefully I'll do better.
So technically the post ends there... but I have to include three pictures that have caused me many laffs over the past few days.
Hopping up a mountain with only one leg takes talent...
Gotta love spandex...
And Aaron... :)

11 comments:

Mike and Lisa said...

Hey! So Mike totally owns the same shorts as you! Those blue ones you have on, not the spandex. I'll have to trick him and tell him they're womens shorts haha.

Angie said...

Love that spandex! I can't believe you biked a mountain. You are such a woman!

Sarah said...

hey becky! i'm glad you found me! awesome job biking up a mountain - you rock! (pun intended :-)

DaNae said...

that looks so pretty. I love the spandex too.

shan & andrew said...

Dude, I want a mountain bike so bad!

Colby and Meredith said...

Good times! You are turning into quite the biker chick!

WX Ences said...

Tisk, tisk....you really should post a warning before putting such pornographic material on your blog. Really, Becky, I had such a high opinion of your morals and I feel so incredibly crushed...spandex is the devils tool...beware the spandex!

LOL, just pulling your leg, your spandex clad leg, it's sexy...very sexy (I think).

Deann H. said...

Looks like a great time :) The hopping on one leg pic and the spongebob shirt, I wonder how many know the song that saying came from? I know my sister wouldn't have a clue! I feel old. LOL

Julie Lewis said...

All I can say is that spandex is smokin!

dr. clint said...

You seem to always be doing something cool!
Just as a random side note, I love how you get the comments to pop up in a different window. I wish our family blog did that. Did you change a setting or something to get it to do that, did it just start doing that through your mind power tricks, or something else?

Anonymous said...

Cool blog Becky!