This weekend we went to St. George for a little vacation. It was not exactly a "rest and relaxation" kind of vacation, since Honey Daddy and I spent one of our days there participating in the Tour de St. George.
Honey Daddy and I both love cycling, and we do several longer rides each season (we are talking 100 milers!). This year we decided to try out this spring season ride in St. George where is it warm.
My parents flew to St. George and met us there because they were riding too. We had a great time! The condo we stayed at was lovely. The babysitter we had watch the boys was fabulous! The swimming pool and hot tub were tons of fun. The weather was... WINDY!
It was nice and sunny the day of our ride, but we were facing winds of over 20 mph! In case you didn't know, that makes it awfully hard to ride. There were portions of the ride where I was going downhill and should have been going around 25 mph or more. Instead I was going 15 mph and I was pedaling to maintain that!
There were wind gusts so bad that I actually saw a cyclist get blown over right in front of me. There was one point in the ride where the wind had blown sand onto the road and it was 1 to 2 inches deep at the shallow parts. It was crazy! There was red sand blowing everywhere.
Can you believe that despite the wind, I still had a pretty good ride? The scenery was absolutely gorgeous, the cyclists were friendly and I managed to complete 70 miles. I was pretty proud of myself because I saw several cyclists giving up at one point and heading back to town. My parents even managed to finish 18 miles!
Honey Daddy is the one that really rocks the house though. He did 107 miles on a pretty hilly course. Not to mention all that wind! Isn't he awesome?