|It was tasty!|
What is LOTOJA did you ask? It is a bike race the second week of Sept. that is from LOgan TO JAckson Hole WY. Get it? That’s how the famous bike race got it’s name. 206 miles to be exact, and a lot of elevation gain. Still to this day I cry every time we drive over Geneva Summit up Montpelier Canyon. It was hard—-really hard, and I cried at the top. I cried at the top of Salt River Pass too. It is a hard ride, but a lot of fun as well. And I’m sure many of you are wondering if I actually did the race? Well heck yes!!! It was one of my proudest moments. Right up there with marrying James and natural child birth. I rode the race with 4 of my friends, James and the ever wonderful Spencer Burton. I will love him forever! He took our minds off the ride. He would break into show tunes just when the going got tough. We’d sing Oklahoma, and Mary Poppins the whole way. We were officially the last people to come in the year we did the race, but I have to say at least we did it. There were 200+ people who didn’t even finish so I figure we beat them!
My two boys are riding again this year. Just a relay, but still I wanted to have them carb-ed up for the big day. I needed to carb up for the big day. Support people are a big part of the day too, and how about the volunteering at registration. That’s tough. Last time I volunteered I had 2 old boyfriends come through my line. Crazy! Or maybe it’s just a really good excuse to try out a new recipe. The pasta was a hit for sure. At least Emma couldn’t stop talking about it. She loved the butternut squash in it. It was tasty. Here’s to a prosperous LOTOJA!