Sunday, June 22, 2014

Biking Brighton Early

Hey y'all!

Shelbs and I can't believe another week in this amazing country has already passed. This past weekend was filled with muddy scrapes, belly laughs, and mountain biking. As you well know, Shelbs and I are huge fans of the outdoors, anything that deals with physical acitivy, and ruining our hair with dirt and sweat. One of the reasons that we are best friends is because we both 100% disagree with that statement completely.

We pushed our limits recently with our surprisingly fun mountain biking experience in Brighton. Our friend Pri, Shelbs and I, made our way out to Brighton with high hopes and an eagerness to explore. Little did we know that we would do most of our exploring in the bandaid section at Boots thanks to our adventures.

We started off the morning at the amazing family owned Housedean Farm filled with real cows, gorgeous views and rugged trails. The owner of the farm checked us in and then proceeded to ask us if this was our first time "mountain" biking. Puzzled, the three of us looked at each other and then looked up at the sky while quietly whispering, "Jesus, take the wheel."

Our first hill might as well have been a direct path to the moon due to its steepness but, we never gave up. The look on Shelby's face while dragging her bike up Everest was one I will never forget. It was one of those priceless moments where you had no other choice but to look at the positives in the situation like the fact that it would eventually end.

After falling down a muddy hill MULTIPLE times, developing itchy bumps from an unknown plant species, and paranoia from lack of wifi, could in no way silence our roaring laughs from the irony of the situation. Send three girls from FIT out mountain biking and expect the greatest plot line for a comedy show ever discovered.

Needless to say, the three of us took an absolutely impossible situation and made it into one of the best experiences of our lives. We will remember those hills forever. Let's just hope that next time we decide to go biking it involves a basket full of flowers while on our way to Starbucks.

Allix & Shelby

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