Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Bikes

Paul and I bought new road bikes in February and have enjoyed learning the tricks of riding these bikes around. Road bikes are the bikes with the really thin tires. They take a little more balance than the average mountain bike. This is something that Paul found out the hard way.

Paul went out for a ride close to our house. The tracks run at a 45-degree angle from the road. Paul re-learned the laws of inertia when his body followed the road and his bike followed the path of the tracks. Below are the pictures that show the proof of his crash. He had a nice elbow scrape, knee scrape, and his hand was a little scraped up too.

This month (April) we decided to go to St. George and we took the road bikes with us. We didn't realize how many awesome trails there are out there for beginners. It was a great way for me to familiarize myself with road biking on these trails and catch the excitement of road biking. Paul is great at pushing me on the bike too. I forgot to bring sunscreen and got a nice sunburn with the glove tan lines to go with it.

Here we are along one of the trails. The weather was so nice and warm in St. George. We were sad that our trip was so short. We still haven't had this nice of weather in Utah county. We now know why retired people live there for the cold months. We could get use to being in St. George riding around for a few more days at least.

AF High Lacrosse Season

Spring time means lacrosse season. I am the head lacrosse coach at American Fork High School. Lacrosse season actually started back in January with conditioning and weight lifting. This season hasn't treated us very kindly; but, I am excited about the future of the program. We just don't have much depth and we are a very young team.
There are three more games in the next week and a half until we complete our short 13-game season. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear we'll be moving to the post-season this year.
It has been fun coaching these players; also coaching with Bill Peperone, Wesley Duke, Josh Berrett, and my cousin Scott Nelson.
I'm looking forward to developing some of the younger players this summer and next fall. Hopefully they'll put the time and effort into their lacrosse skills after our season is over.