Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Racing season is Moving Along ...

... and so are Judy's treatment and convalescence.

Last weekend we spent two days at Flat Rock Ranch, close to Comfort in Texas' beautiful central part. For the ninth year in a row we worked the STORM Hill Country Mountain Bike Challenge, which celebrated its 10th anniversary. The weather cooperated, and it was one of those weekends that blur work and fun. But isn't that the way it is supposed to be anyhow?

Overall, it was a fabulous, well-run race, with only two injuries that required incident reports (but that did not appear to be so serious that we had to involve ambulances or helicopters). We had an unfortunate situation with a course marking that confused some riders, but all-in-all it couldn't have been much better as the weather cooperated and everybody seemed to sport a smile (especially when ice-cream man Lindal came by with yet another round of free popsicles and crunchy bars!).

After her chemo, Judy didn't feel all that great this weekend, but she still pulled her share of work. In the photos you can see her giving the countdown in the Time Trial to Kyle J. (whose mother, Kathy, sent us these three photos) as well as Eric F., the ever-smiling Junior whose brother Ian has been ripping up the open Single Speed class.

In two weeks we'll be at Double Lake, near Houston, for another round of mountain bike events.



MTB_Chik said...

Good to see you out working.

We had a TT too, and the weather was perfect!

Mountain States CupAre you coming to Angel Fire again???

aka Kathy said...

You weren't feeling good this weekend? Well, you hid it pretty darn well!

As always, it was so good to see you and Jurgen.

Until LakeLake - Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy!
Happy May!!

The soil temp has finally warmed up enough for me to plant the garden. Next week I'll plant the broccoli plants I started 6 weeks ago.

Finals wrap up this week..and then I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my additional free time!

You're in my thoughts and prayers!!