Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there. Mine was enjoyable and now winding down to a close. Being a dad certainly changes everything. You have no idea what it's like until it actually happens.

Is it easy? No. Does it make you appreciate your own dad? Yes. Is it worth the effort involved? Yes - for sure. Pretty incredible stuff.

My Father's Day booty. Some great homemade cards, a bike book, Timex Ironman watch, ceramic flower made by daughter Amy. Not shown, chocolate cake baked by my wife and daughter. Nice, huh?

Father's Day festivities included a quick solo mountain bike ride. Son Ian elected to skip this edition and play inside with sister Amy instead.

Saint Edward State Park holds a yearly beer festival that attracts a big crowd. Photo of festival closing down after a busy weekend. Grass area fenced off, all trails open though. Many people walking the trails, headed to cars parked in surrounding area. Lots of friendly hellos as I cruised by. Maybe it was the beer talking...

Muddy 29er is always a good sign. After the rain yesterday, trails were a bit soupy. Still fun, even when muddy. I'm laying out a loop in my local woods. I turn 50, as in years, next month. I'm planning a bit of a riding party with some friends. 10 miles, 5 laps, 50 miles. 50 for 50. Should be a goof. A painful goof.

With that, Father's Day now officially closes. And not a bad one at that. Back to routine tomorrow...

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