Thursday, July 28, 2011

Moose Hill

Yesterday was a beautiful evening for a ride in Kincaid. With showers in the mountains on the east side of Anchorage, the Divas delighted in the warmth and sunshine on the west side. Bev volunteered to lead, with Rose* and Bonnie helping out (plus, other Divas stepped in to do a little route finding after we missed a turn).

Mama with two of this year's calves.

In case there was any question regarding how the trail got it's name, we surprised three moose who were minding their own business, resting near Moose Hill, part of the Jodhpur Trail. After a few kind words directed toward them, they allowed us to pass, no questions asked.

*Rose here. In my defense, I've only biked at Kincaid once this year! Besides, taking wrong turns is the best way to really learn the trails.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Another wonderful evening on a bike

The emails this morning after riding Powerline had the subject line "Another wonderful day on a bike." I agree that the ride last evening was great. But Powerline is my favorite Divas ride each summer so I may not be an objective reviewer. The weather and scenery were so beautiful that I didn't even make it to the lake. I won't sign up to lead this ride again because I stop too much to take photographs. Thanks to Wendy for leading the 2nd group; I like to think that I was leading the sightseers at the back of the pack.

This was the first Powerline ride where the majority - the vast majority - of Divas descended down to Prospect, Hillside, or other points to the north. Thanks to Bonnie for waiting to see if Jo-Ann and I were going to make it back to the parking lot. We'd like to institute a new rule that there have to be tea and cookies at the end for the leader and sweep (wait - how did the co-leader end up back with the sweep?).

Anyway, here are a few of my photos: