Sunday, June 17, 2007


On Sat, hubby rode in his 3rd Test of Metal mountain bike race. The weather was miserable. And the course was ugly.

After 2 hours on his bike, he's covered in mud but still smiling. That's a face only a wife could love. A mother would take him out back and hose him down.

He finished! And in one piece. I think the mud was holding everything together. His official finish time is 5:48:59 and he placed 702nd out of 770 finishers.
He looks clean-ish at the finish line but that's because the mud dried.

It took a long time to hose off his bike and other bits in the backyard before I let any of it into the house. His jacket is ruined and his bike needs repairs. The rear disc brake is non-functioning which would explain why he kept going over his handlebars. There is also something wrong with his derailleur because he can't change out of the gear he's in. He needs to take the bike in for repairs before he can ride it again.

Hubby's got a few scrapes but nothing serious. His knees are sore - one is strained and the other whacked something. Hopefully, he'll be ok soon. It's obvious that he won't be riding to work this week.

I started a new sock on Sat at the race. It is ugly - so ugly that I don't want to take a picture of it. I remember ordering the yarn but it doesn't look anything like the picture I saw. Ewww! Despite the ugliness, I'm already turning the heel.

Tonite, we went over to my parents' house for Father's Day supper. My nieces (5 and a half and almost 3 years old) are visiting from Calgary so we spent the evening playing with them. They are a hoot! The youngest was trying to put my hair into a pony tail but she's not very co-ordinated. A few times, the scrunchie stayed put long enough to make her happy and she would shriek and do a little victory dance. We didn't stay very late because hubby looked like he needed to go home and be tucked into bed. Poor baby!


allergicmom said...

Aww, he looks so happy to have finished! Congrats to him!

Andrew turned 4 today — and he told me at bedtime that the entire day was his favourite part of the day, so I guess he had a great birthday! I'll post a photo later; it was bedtime for me an hour ago!

The Imperfect Knitter said...

I am sure that he would have won if his bike was A1 , but at least you got some knitting time

Ann K. said...

What a great accomplishment for your DH... I believe he's very lucky to have such a caring and supportive wife. :)

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