Monday, June 24, 2013

Naugy River Race 2013

The annual Naugatuck River Race happened back in May.  Last year Rodney took part and Rowan and I spectated.  Rowan was only 3 months old at the time and I was just getting back to being able to walk again, let alone kayak 6 miles.  This year, though, I wanted to get back on the water.  We had no babysitter so Daddy didn't take part but he did bring Rowan along to watch the action.  The water level was really low after an unusually dry spell so there were a few places where you had to get out and walk your boat along to deeper water.  Despite the low water, it was a fun day although I was quite sore by the end of the 6 mile course.  I hadn't been in a kayak for probably a couple of years so my goal was just not to finish last!
Maybe next year, Rowan.
Some people take this race very seriously.
There be pirates on these seas.
Coming under a bridge around the halfway point... arms feeling ready to fall off.
Nothing like a wee stroll along the river bed to cool you down on a hot day.
At the end of the race there's a street festival with live music and food and stuff but we skipped all that because we had friends coming over.  When the results were finally posted a couple of weeks later, it turned out I won a bronze medal! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Bike

At Easter, Rowan got a new bike seat from Grandma and Grandad.  We went out several times on my old bike and while it was fun, it made me realize that my old bike just wasn't cutting it any more.  It's heavy and clunky, the gears don't change smoothly and my bum was sore after just half an hour of riding.  I soon ordered this new Jamis bike.  Ever since I picked up the new bike, we have been out cycling several times a week.  Rowan is more than pleased, as you can see.  Along with chasing the dog and eating, I think riding on the bike is one of his favorite activities. And my bum is a lot less sore.

I thought I was excited about my new bike but I think someone else is equally excited...
We took a ride at the weekend with the paparazzi Daddy and he managed to get some nice photos and video.
Eat your heart out, Zoolander!