Monday, July 07, 2008
How Dirty is Dirty?
Yesterday we went on a bike ride along the shores of Eklutna Lake. It was a bit damp with some showers for about the first two miles of the trail, but then it dried up. The sky was overcast, but there was no wind. We had a gorgeous reflection of the mountains on the turquoise lake.
We rode with another family, friends of Zoey's from Mighty Bikes. Besides having a fabulous daughter named Hannah who is Zoey's age, they have a nine year old daughter who can ride! She was great. Her name is Zoe, too. I didn't bring my camera on the ride, it was too bulky, so no pictures along the way.
Vivi rode on her sticked together bike and won the Dirtiest Biker Ever contest. Doesn't she look fantastic? A lovely patina of glacial silt can do wonders for the skin.
Tom is my hero for riding nineteen miles to the airstrip and back with a trail-a-bike and Vivi. We all rode the nineteen miles, just the rest of us did not have the add bonus bike and biker.
Believe it or not, all the clothes have come out sparkling! I was exceedingly doubtful when I started the washer, but have been pleasantly surprised.
This just in...our comrade-in-arms Gerry passed along these last three shots. We ALL enjoyed the ride.
I love how Vivi looks transcendent here. Despite all the mud she really enjoyed her ride. Thanks for the photos, Gerry and Kathy.