Sunday, November 4, 2012

Everything is Better with Best Friends

This weekend marked the two-year anniversary of Fry joining our family, and we could not imagine a better way to celebrate than heading out to the mountain bike trails. Saturday was absolutely gorgeous, so Steve, Fry and I decided to head out for a mountain bike ride, where we put in a little over six miles on probably my favorite local trail. The sun was shining, there was just enough chill in the air to make things crisp and autumn-ish, and the turning leaves were stunning. Between the natural beauty of the woods, the freshness of the outdoor air and the exhilaration of being on the trail again, I don't know who had more fun, myself or Fry! Speaking of Fry, he was an excellent boy, staying right on Steve's rear wheel and behaving like quite the professional trail dog. Of course, he was still his usual friendly "social butterfly" self with anyone who gave him a "Hi doggy", but he never interfered or got in the way of any of the multitude of other riders, joggers and hikers who were also out enjoying the day.

Sunday morning Steve and I headed out to Beaverdam for a quick spin around the "east side" trails - West, Inner and Outer loops. Then after a short break, we took Fry out for a couple mile cool down ride where he was, incredibly, even better about sticking right with us than he was the previous day!
Fry, Trail Dog Extraordinaire
Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures or video of this weekend's rides since frankly we were having too much fun simply riding, but I will say there really isn't anything I'd rather do than share a beautiful day spending time with my two best friends in the whole wide world - Steve and Fry.