Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mountain Biking Action

Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been really busy and by the time I get home I am too exhausted to post. I feel like I'm behind.

One of the highlights of this past weekend was mountain biking with Crystal and Ken on Sabbath afternoon. I can't believe I haven't done this sooner because I am really loving the mountain biking action. I accidentally grabbed Sean's old bike instead of Missy's and it weighed like thirty pounds. Let's just say I got a burning workout.

Saturday was clear and really hot so we waited till about four in the afternoon to head up to the north side of the island. We parked at the Mariana's Spa and Resort parking lot and then cycled our way towards the Grotto. I thought I was going to die on the hill to the Grotto.

What a view we had during our bike ride! I got distracted cycling under the brilliant red Flame trees, the bright blue sky, and the view of the Philippine Sea. I love it here!

We made a quick stop at the Grotto to check out the water below and saw that it was perfectly calm. This is one of the best times to snorkel and dive the grotto because its low tide.

After our short rest, Ken took us to a bike path that cuts from the grotto to cowtown and then to Bonzai. The moutain bikers on this island should know which trail I am talking about. This trail was really cool. We dodged lime stones on the path, over hung branches, and other debris on the path.

We even got a chance to stop and explore some caves that had existing bones and bullet shells. There is even an area where they have unexploded ordanances from WWII. I still have alot of exploring to do on this island.

Our one and half hour mountain biking adventure couldn't have ended any better. A night at the spa relaxing in the infinite pool. (sigh) Did I say I loved it here?! Photo credit: The Pierson's.


Sean said...

Oh, Bev, I'm so sorry you ended up with that bike! I only used it for short hops to the school. I would never have dreamed of taking it on an actual mountain biking excursion.

Did Ken totally laugh at you when he saw the bike? He was the one who fixed it up for me, so he knows all about that bike!

Anyway, I'm adding mountain biking to my list of new activities to do when I get back to Saipan. Did I tell you Grant GAVE me his bike? What a guy! That was so generous of him and I'm very grateful cuz now I can actually do some real biking.

Ken & Crystal said...

It was a beautiful and invigorating ride! Want to do it again on Thurs. after work?

Bev said...

Its on for Thursday after work! This time I think we should jump into the pool at the Grotto=)