What can I say...it's Tuesday morning and I'm starting to mentally dread the weekend. Some weeks are like that, especially when work is the only thing you want to do. For me the long weekend plan is to point the car towards Bend, Oregon. I know, I know, why would anyone go to Bend?
It's going to be just terrible....first off, wifey is "making" me go because there is a "Happy Girl" half marathon she wants to do. Horrible to have to spectate at an event with 1500 (?) fit girls running around in spandex shorts and tank tops, but I'm sure I'll manage.
If just this wasn't enough, I have this friend....the preacher, who lives there. He'll probably want to drag me out to ride bicycles....maybe even mountain bikes, instead of hanging out at his really nice house where I'll be forced to stay (rather than a hotel). To top it off they have this trail system called "Phil's trail" (map below) that he'll probably force me to ride. What's even worse, he'll probably make me ride this lame trail (movie below) that is an easy climb followed by pine needle covered, flowing, single track, with perfectly sculpted jumps along it's entire length! If you didn't know I hate trails that aren't one rock garden after another! I mean if I'm not loosening a filling or two while riding it's just not worth it!
AllRide Edit of Whoops Trail in Bend, Or from Kirt Voreis on Vimeo.
After all this, I'll probably be forced to drink beer at one of the many craft breweries that are as common in Bend as casinos are in Reno. They probably won't even serve warm Budweiser! So, as you can see, it's pretty much going to be one trial or tribulation after another for 3 days straight. I'm sure you can understand why I might already be dwelling on it!
So...what will you do with your long weekend? Are you already planning? If not you should get started or you'll wind up like me, headed somewhere you don't want to be, with people you just tolerate, doing things that set your teeth on edge.
.....and yeah, sarcasm!!!!