Monday, May 26, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Yes, we are already past the middle of May, where has May gone so fast! Must be all the riders burning up the trails! I was at a CTR (competitive trail ride) this past long weekend and it was beautiful weather, perfect for long days in the saddle. However, it also meant lots of logging everyone's posted miles. Lots of people did lots of riding this weekend. I know of a few vacations, an endurance ride, 2 or 3 CTR rides and many, many just plain butt in saddle rides :-) Glad so many people got out to enjoy the weather!
Happy Trails :-)
Monday, May 12, 2014
Here is the May 12th Leaderboard update. I've been reading all the comments on all the posts here on the derby blog and reading all the reports on the DD2014 facebook page. I sure enjoy doing so many "virtual" rides with everyone. Thanks for posting all your adventures so we all can enjoy them. I'm not very good about posting about my rides. Yes I will post a picture or 2 with a short "Ride done - Had fun" type message which is what I text my husband after every ride. Well, after my ride on Friday at the 14th annual FBMDR (Friday before mother's day ride) I had to call my hubby instead of texting him, because yes, the ride was done and yes, I had fun, but I also bailed off my horse at 24 mph and broke my helmet and my glasses! Got up and finished the ride. I am very thankful that I always wear a helmet because if I hadn't, I am sure I would have finished my ride in an ambulance instead of on the back of my horse. I am fine, a little sore and bruised but still looking forward to more riding. A new friend (not a derby rider) also fell off her horse and broke her helmet this week. Team 66 - Stacy had an unscheduled dismount and sprained her ankle so she will be hurting for awhile also. We all know we take a risk when we ride and we ride anyways....it's in our blood :-) Just saying "Be careful out there".