Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting Wildwood

I spend most Saturday mornings sitting in the saddle, climbing, cruising and pedaling around southern California on my bike. The distances vary, as do the locations. But the act of riding is pretty consistent.

Enter: Brett. Brett and I were TNT teammates together over two years ago when he lived out in LA. He's since moved to the midwest, but we've stayed in touch, and each time his work or family bring him out to SoCal, we make a point to see each other. Or, rather, he makes a point to see me, and I scramble to try and make time to hang out.

So with Brett in town this weekend, we took a hike up Wildwood Canyon in the foothills/mountains of the San Fernando Valley. Of course I could bump my bike ride (33 miles in 100 degree heat!) back a couple hours, and I am so glad I did. We spent 2.5 hours trailing up and down the mountain. Saw a deer, some lizards, and a lone tree at the top of one of the climbs.

I'm a creature of habit, intensely. But when I am goaded out of my shell and I change things up - like a cross-training hike - I am always glad I do it.
"It's fun to be a little bit different in the world, to make a few new trails of your own." -Dennis Weaver
Enjoy the pictures from Wildwood Canyon:

1 comment:

Pamela Hutchins said...

My gosh your pictures are gorgeous. Found you on twitter. Nice blog :)