Pump track 1 me 0

Sep 12, 2012 at 8:15
by Mirka Garland  
I have been on the fence whether as to continue writing this blog - a few days ago I noticed a small link next to my blog - rejected ....huh?? How can you be rejected when you never tried to submit to anything? Random. Being the curious person I am I clicked the link and all there is a message "Good luck" - gee thanks why are you sending me this??
So after doing some FAQ research on PB I realized that maybe I submitted my blog to an entity other than my page??? Geez I should hope not this blog is for anyone who cares to read it but certainly is not front page news. I don't write for that purpose anyway and if I did I sure as hell would try to make something newsworthy happen.....Mirk gets mauled by hungry cougar but is able to fend it off with just her tire pump and a clif bar.
Drama...not exactly.

I decided after a very long day at the office and getting very angry at the traffic situation that I would hit my local bike park for some pump track action. Nothing like working on berms, skinnies and skills to offset office agression. Note - I am riding my xc bike...and thankfully I am alone. My nemesis is woodwork and I know that there will be bridges and a few wooden obstacles n the bike at MOMAR so facing my fear I started on the easier station. I was working my way up to the more advanced stuff when a berm caught the corner of my eye....hmmm sexy. I should try that ....bad idea.
I managed a few laps doing my best to pump my poor xc bike - pretty hard....and then next thing I knew I had faceplanted in the middle of a line. Wow. Immeidately I was transported back to age 3 and the first time I hit the pavement off of two wheels. That feeling does not change as you are older. I wanted my mommy...sad. Sheepishly I get up and am looking around - okay no one is here you're good...

so a bloody mess I head home...but I did ride another day!!!

Training yesterday was awesome and inspite of my "war wounds" I managed a 2.5 hour trek - from the Red Barn Market - climbed up Wallace road to Ross Durance (here kitty kitty.....thankfully no cougar in sight!!!) and rode epic singletrack at Partitrdge hill. Fall is here is full effect and at some points I was skiing on two wheels down dry leaf covered trail...I'm back baby.


  • + 1
 even with bloody limbs, you still manage to get a laugh out of it,,,it's the right attitude for MOMAR,,,good luck !!!
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 you miss quoted me.... it was " good luck girl" ....:P ...Big Grin

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