Yesterday, I finally got back in the saddle! DH and I took the boys out for a leg stretcher in anticipation of the CTR this weekend. It sure feels like summer up here, as temps jumped from the low 70s to the 90s overnight, with some high humidity thrown in just for fun.
After dinner (and things cooled off), I went out to work with Gamer. It was the second time I have ever sat on her back. Not only did I sit there, we rode around the yard
!!! riding Gamer for the first time - YouTube
I couldn't have been more pleased with how the first ride went. She tries so hard.
Today, I took George out for a quick spin to test out the new saddlebag I put on his saddle. I didn't want to wait for the ride this weekend to realize things were not secure. It was already hot as hell (92 with high humidity) when we left the barn and it wasn't even lunchtime. I hope the weather has cooled off before this weekend, as this will not be much fun to ride lots of miles in.
05/18/13 justice 24.86 miles 5.7 mph 399.69 total miles
05/19/13 justice 24.86 miles 5.6 mph 424.55 total miles
05/21/13 dream 13.68 miles 5.9 mph 438.23 total miles
06/23/13 george 9.04 miles 6.5 mph 447.27 total miles
06/24/13 george 5.71 miles 5.5 mph 452.98 total miles