October 11, 2011 Leave a comment
This past weekend, we took a family trip to Las Vegas for three reasons – to visit some of Renee’s family, to do a “dry run” of having Jack in a car for a 5-hour stretch in anticipation of our upcoming move and finally, so that I could participate in the Las Vegas Gran Fondo, a road cycling race through the Red Rock Canyon area. Believe it or not, we actually had a great, energizing weekend on all fronts.
Jack did great… as long as the car was moving. He only started to get fussy when we returned to LA and hit the inevitable stop-and-go traffic that defines this place. Renee really enjoyed seeing members of her family, including some that she had not seen since her childhood. And I had a great race on Saturday, completing 100 miles and 8000 feet of climbing in just over 6 hours. Somehow, I managed to finish in first place among roughly 60 riders. Jack wanted to enter the race as you can see, but was disqualified since he had 4 wheels instead of 2.
All in all, a wonderful trip which gives us some confidence for our upcoming cross-country move to Texas 9 days from today.