Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Happy Jack ER 2011
Our local ride, Happy Jack up in the scenic mountains just above where we live and have our boarding stable in Laramie, Wyoming is always a blast. I love helping out as much as i like riding ( well almost!)but this year there was a lot of help as it was Bob Atherton's last year as manager and the Haeberle family was weaning their way in to take over next year when I'm sure they will work my butt hard!
I rode Flambeau on the 50 the first day and we came in on a wing and a prayer. He was pooped on loop 3 where we were passed and beaten by a little girl in running shoes! My friend Leeda rode the 25 on Larka and i rode Larka on a 25 on Sunday sharing a good part of the trail with 'the Fisher gang' which is always a blast. That was 50 miles for Larka in her hardy bare feet!
There was an accident early on Saturday and a shameful 'race in' through the vetting in the afternoon but otherwise a fairly uneventful week end.
Oh i did get stung by a horse fly that entered my shirt and made I everyone on the trail stop while i stripped and danced. Always happy to provide a bit of free entertainment on the trail.