Rob and I headed up to Whiskeytown this weekend for a mountain bike race and camping trip. We got in late on Friday night and set up our tent. Early start on Saturday in order to get geared up for the 9:00 Shasta Lemurian race kickoff. I spent the morning in the shade catching up on New Yorkers while Rob pedaled in the 90 degree heat.
He finished three hours later covered in a thick layer of mud and dust. Snuck in this kiss while I was attempting to document the mess!
Yes, you're right that I was fairly overdressed for the Whisketown race crowd. It's just a cheap maxi dress from Old Navy, sunglasses from Target and a big sun hat...but Rob called it "Emily being Emily."
We sat by the water on one side of the lake and then on the other for the rest of the afternoon. Nice to just rest and too hot to do anything else. In the evening, we caught up with the rest of the riding crew from San Francisco in the campground. Big burger dinner followed by s'mores. Sat around the campfire until about 10:30 and then called it a night.
Slept in until 8:30 on Sunday and joined the crew for breakfast complete with turkey sausage, bacon, french toast, berry compote and scrambled eggs. Packed up the gear and drove over to Redding to see this adorable baby:
Rob's close-friend Rich lives in Redding with his wife, two boys and adorable 9 month old baby named Jean. We had a fun time hanging out with the kids and eating lunch. Rob raced the boys up and down the road on his mountain bike.
Quick drive back home. I slept through most of it - the heat really wore me out. Back in the city in time to clean house before Nicole came over. We walked down to the mission for Sunday dinner and ice cream - enjoying the warm night in San Francisco.